May 4, 2017


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Colby Perry Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards

Colby Perry, Prather, Calif., 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 15-year-old son of Susan and Randy Perry attends Sierra High School and is a member of the NJAA and the California Junior Angus Association, where he has served as treasurer and reporter.

He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Colby participated in the extemporaneous speaking, livestock judging, team fitting, photography and creative writing contests. He also participated in the mentoring program in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

He has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle in the Fresno State and Friends Private Treaty.

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.