Colby Brunker earns Junior Bronze Award


January 24, 2023




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Colby Brunker earns Junior Bronze Award

Colby Brunker, Ottawa, Kan., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze award, according to Caitlyn Brandt, events and junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Brunker is the 11-year-old son of Charlie and Jessica Brunker. He is a member of the NJAA and the Kansas Junior Angus Association.

He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Brunker participated in the 2022 and 2023 mentoring program.

He has also submitted DNA samples for Genomic Profile Testing through Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI).

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 4,500 active members nationwide.


Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications


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