November 10, 2017


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Montana Lovett Earns Junior Silver Award

Montana Lovett, Bladen, Neb., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Silver award, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The 20-year-old daughter of Jeff and Sandy Lovett attends Southeast Community College and is a member of the NJAA and the Nebraska Junior Angus Association, where she has served as second vice president and historian.

She has participated in local, state, and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Montana participated in the quiz bowl and livestock judging contests.

The Silver award is the second level 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.