VISALIA, Calif. — Lane Toledo, Visalia, Calif., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Toledo is the 11-year-old son of John and Kelli Toledo and attends George McCann Memorial School. He is a member of the NJAA and the California Junior Angus Association, where he has served as historian.
He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Toledo participated in the photography, graphic design and poster contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. In 2020 he received the Tom Burke Young Angus Achievement Awards Endowment Fund.
He has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle in the Partners for Performance Bull 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.
—by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications
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