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Gavin Rhode earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards

Gavin Rhode, Stewartsville, 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.

Rhode is the 18-year-old son of Jeff and Susan Rhode and attends East Buchanan High School. He is a member of the NJAA and the Missouri Junior Angus Association, where he has served as director.

He has participated in local, state and national shows and showmanship contests. He also participated in the 2022 Raising the Bar conference.

Rhode 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).

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


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