Brooke Davis, Lowell, Ind., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, events and education director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo.
Davis is the 17-year-old daughter of Glenn and Sara Davis and attends Lowell High School. She is a member of the NJAA and the Indiana Junior Angus Association, where she serves as second vice president.
She has participated in state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Davis participated in the photography, team sales, quiz bowl and livestock judging contests. She participated in the mentoring program from 2017-2019 and was a voting delegate in 2020. She was also a participant in the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference in 2019 and the Raising the Bar conferences in 2018 and 2019.
Davis has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and consigned cattle to the Linz Bull and Female sales.
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 6,000 active members nationwide.
— Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications