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Kentucky, United States
Fourth generation beef producer, wife, mother, 4-H & FFA supporter, agriculture advocate, Christian, WKU alum, love livestock shows, basketball, college football, Dallas Cowboys. All things agriculture.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

National Jr. Angus Show ~ More Than a Cattle Show

     This weekend cattle trailers hauling Angus cattle from all across the United States will roll into Louisville at the Kentucky Exposition Center for the largest single breed show, the National Junior Angus Show. It is a great opportunity for residents of Kentucky and surrounding states to see some of the best cattle in the country, and also meet some very enthusiastic young beef producers and their families.
     The National Junior Angus Show is more than a cattle show. The week-long event offers numerous activities and contests for individuals and teams, including prepared and extemporaneous public speaking, career development, cattle judging, team sales, quiz bowl, and the very popular cook-off contest.
     The NJAS also includes a Community Service Project for the junior members and this year's project is providing donations of needed items to the Center For Courageous Kids, located in Scottsville, Kentucky. This  center is a medical camping facility that provides year-round camping services to children with life-threatening or chronic conditions. The camp is a 168 acre complex complete with activities you'd find at any camp including an indoor aquatic center, equestrian center, bowling alley, and archery, plus crafts, music, and a six-acre lake to enjoy fishing and boating. NJAS members have been asked to bring items which will be collected on Monday afternoon prior to the Opening Ceremonies. For more information on the Center for Courageous Kids go to : http://www.thecenterforcourageouskids.org/
     One of the great highlights of the NJAS is the Showmanship contest which begins with preliminaries on Thursday, July 19 at 1:30 pm. Showmanship Finals are scheduled for Saturday morning at 8:00 am.
     The Bred & Owned Heifer show will begin Wednesday, July 18, at 8:00 am. The Steers, Bred & Owned Cow-Calf Pairs, Owned Cow-Calf Pairs, Bred & Owned Bulls, and Bred & Owned Best Five Head all show on Thursday, July 19, beginning at 8:00 am. The Owned Heifer show will begin on Friday, July 20 and completed on Saturday, July 21, after the Showmanship Finals and Awards Presentation.
      Make plans now to attend part or all of the NJAS, Monday, July 16 - Saturday, July 21. For more information and complete schedule go to: http://www.angus.org/njaa/entrybook/2012/NJAApg15.pdf
To view the show online, go to: http://www.angus.org/NJAA/default.aspx


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