Forming A Future

Getting Started in Angus...The Business Breed

National Junior Angus Association Angus The Business Breed Page 4 Page 3
Nutrition A Good Nutritional Program is a Necessity Page 8
Showing and Fitting Keys to Success Page 11
You Be the Judge Beef Cattle Judging Page 18
Glossary Page 24

Application for Junior Membership

To the Board of Directors, American Angus Association: I hereby make application for Junior Membership in the American Angus Association and agree to conform to and abide by the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of the Association. By signing this application for membership, applicant irrevocably waives any claim inst and grants an absolute release to the American Angus Association, any member, employee or agent of the Association, or for any act or omission in connection with the Association, including but not limited to, any enforcement of the rules and regulations presently in effect or hereafter adopted by the Association. The $20.00 fee for membership is enclosed and it is understood that membership is not transferrable. It is further understood that annual dues are required for continued junior membership. Junior memberships are available to persons under 21 years of age and junior membership privileges expire at age 21.

Membership Name: __________________________________________________________________________________ Please Print (personal name only)

Mail Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

(Route, Box or Street) (Town) (State) (Zip)

Signed: __________________________-__________________________ Date: ____________ Date of Birth: ____________ (If under 21)

Home Phone Number: (_____) ______________________ Work: (_____) ________________________ The following are the registration numbers of Angus cattle I now own:

Mail To: American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64506

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National Junior Angus Association

An Angus heifer project is your ticket to the nation’s leading junior beef breed organization—the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA). The NJAA offers leadership and educational activities as well as the traditional show ring competition. Through the NJAA, you can meet other young people who share your interest for agriculture and Angus cattle.

Joining the NJAA is as simple as filling out the membership application on the previous page and paying the annual dues. Anyone can join the NJAA to take advantage of registering and transferring cattle, and members who are nine years and older, as of January 1, can participate in the shows and various contests held at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS).

The NJAS is the largest single-breed beef show in the world. Numerous contests are conducted, the largest being the cattle show. Other contests include the beef carcass contest, showmanship, the Certified Angus Beef® Cook-off, public speaking, team sales, quiz bowl, and photography, just to name a few.

In addition to shows and contests, other leadership opportunities exist. Youth can serve as leaders and officers in their state and local junior Angus Associations. A leadership conference, Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) is an annual event for the older junior members and a variety of scholarships are available to college-age juniors who have been active in NJAA programs.

Junior members may also qualify for the bronze, silver and gold awards. These awards allow NJAA members to be nationally recognized for continued achievement. The awards are based on a member’s involvement in all facets of the Angus business at the local, regional and national levels.

Female NJAA members can also participate in the queen’s contest at the state and national level. Miss American Angus gets to attend Angus shows nationally, speak at various events and meetings and is given the opportunity to represent the Angus breed for one year.

The NJAA can be contacted by phone at (816) 383-5100, fax (816) 233-9703 or e-mail at Access its Web site at for more information.