November 30, 2017


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Rylee Erdmann Earns Junior Bronze Award

Rylee Erdmann, Lisbon, N.D., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze award, according to Jaclyn Clark, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The nine-year-old daughter of Jeremy and Stacy Erdmann attends Lisbon Elementary School and is a member of the NJAA and the Kansas Junior Angus Association.

She has participated in local, state and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Rylee participated in the 2017 mentoring program.

She has submitted weight data to the American Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and has consigned cattle to the Sprunk-Erdmann Angus Production Sales. She is also actively involved with her local 4-H club.

The Bronze award is the first level of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the award, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honor. 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 5,000 active members nationwide.