Dec. 19, 2017


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Clint Mefford, director of communications



Jake Pickering Joins the American Angus Association

New regional manager to serve members in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.


The American Angus Association welcomes Jake Pickering of Oroville, California, as the organization’s newest member of the regional manager team. Pickering begins his role Jan. 8 and will represent Region 11, which consists of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.

As a regional manager, Pickering will serve as a boots-on-the-ground representative for the Association and will attend various cattle events, sales and activities throughout the territory. Regional managers are responsible for helping cattle producers identify and accomplish herd goals, educating members on new programs and services, and they serve as a marketing resource for Angus breeders.

Jake has a passion for the animal industry, specifically in cattle, and he has a strong rapport with industry leaders and influencers,” said American Angus Association CEO Allen Moczygemba. “His work ethic and experiences in the agricultural industry will benefit our membership greatly in the western regional area.”

Pickering graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He served as the Texas A&M assistant livestock judging coach during the last year of his college career.

“It’s an exciting time for the Angus breed and an honor to work for the American Angus Association,” Pickering said. “I can’t wait to hit the road and get to personally meet the members of my vast territory. It’s an area I have a strong passion for, and I hope to be of service for registered Angus producers.”

Angus breeders in Territory 11 are encouraged to get in touch with Pickering and ask him questions about Association programs and services or for help locating Angus seedstock. Regional managers also advise producers on marketing opportunities available through the Association, including advertising through the Angus Journal, Angus Beef Bulletin, The Angus Report and other avenues.     

     Prior to his time at Texas A&M, he was a member of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M livestock judging team where he was recognized as an All American, based on his success in both the classroom and livestock judging contests. While on campus at Texas A&M, he was a member of the Saddle and Sirloin Club and interned with the State Fair of Texas.

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Written by Katy Holdener, Angus Communications


ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

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