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  • Megan Silveira, associate editor

Guardians of the Plains

More than 750 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Grand Island, Neb., to compete in the 2023 NJAS July 1-8 at Five Points Bank Arena.

Capes were secured and masks put in place as the superheroes of The Business Breed

gathered for the 2023 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). Hosted in Grand Island,

Neb., July 2-9, National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members spent a week of their

summer showcasing what it takes to serve as “Guardians of the Plains.”

At this year’s show, young Angus enthusiasts were reminded that the best heroes are the ones who never stop being amazed by their own strength, know how to celebrate humbly in their successes and aren’t afraid to lean on their sidekicks. The best heroes are proud members of the Angus family.

In and out of the show ring, surrounded by mentors and friends, NJAA members created

new memories while embracing their competitive spirit during the seven-day event. Seven

hundred and thirty-nine exhibitors from 37 states made up a total of 1,757 entries. Beyond

the impressive turnout of black-hided cattle, juniors were able to participate in more than

20 contests. Upwards of 80 scholarships were also awarded at the NJAS.

The only kryptonite of this Angus group? Knowing they’ll have to wait another 365

days to enjoy the next NJAS.

Champions named at 2023 National Junior Angus Show

Juniors awarded Angus Foundation scholarships, awards

Angus Juniors Participate in Carcass Contest

Contest results

2023 Honorary Angus Foundation inductees announced

Henderson named 2023 Advisor of the Year

Angus Foundation holds annual Golf Tournament

Nearly $14,000 raised for Angus Foundation


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