Ben Forbes earns Junior Bronze Award


August 3, 2023




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Ben Forbes earns Junior Bronze Award

Ben Forbes, Zachary, La., 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.

Forbes is the 17-year-old son of Melanie Forbes and attends Central Private School. He is a member of the NJAA and the Louisiana Junior Angus Association, where he serves as president.

He has participated in state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Forbes participated in the team fitting and livestock judging contests.

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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