January 19, 2024
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Madison Collison earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Madison Collison, Rockwell City, Iowa, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Collison is the 17-year-old daughter of Tim Collison and attends South Central Calhoun High School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Iowa Junior Angus Association, where she has served as director.
She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Collison participated in quiz bowl and livestock judging contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. She also participated in the mentoring program in 2016.
Collison has submitted DNA samples for Genomic Profile Testing through Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI).
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 4,500 active members nationwide.
— Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications