January 25, 2024
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Madelyn Sampson earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards
Madelyn Sampson, Kirksville, Mo., 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.
Sampson is the 14-year-old daughter of Mackenzie Sampson and attends William Matthew Middle School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Missouri Junior Angus Association.
She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Sampson participated in the Skill-A-Thon contest and the 2016 mentoring program.
Sampson has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and has submitted DNA samples for Genomic Profile Testing through Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI). She has also consigned cattle to the Sampson Cattle Co. Annual Sale.
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