March 9, 2017


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Jake McCall Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards

Jake McCall, Greenville, Va., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The 18-year-old son of Tom and Sarah McCall attends Riverheads High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Virginia Angus Association, where he has served as director, historian, secretary, president-elect and currently serves as president.

He has participated in state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Jake participated in the quiz bowl, team sales, extemporaneous speaking, graphic design, team fitting, and livestock judging contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. He also participated in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development conference and the Raising the Bar Conference in 2013.

He has submitted weight data to the American Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle at the M C Livestock Bull Sale and the Ohio Beef Expo. His is also active with his local 4-H club and FFA.

The Bronze and Silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the awards, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honors. Applicants are evaluated in areas of junior Angus association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.

The NJAA promotes the involvement of young people in raising Angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for the nearly 6,000 active members nationwide.