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Maguire Rohr earns junior bronze and silver awards

-NJAA

Maguire Rohr, Elbert, Colo., has earned the National Junior Angus Association's bronze and silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The 16-year-old son of Mitch and Lea Rohr attends Douglas County High School. He is a member of the NJAA and the Colorado Junior Angus Association where he has served as treasurer.

He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show, Maguire participated in the team fitting, quiz bowl, livestock judging and team sales contests. In 2015 he participated in the mentoring program.

He has also submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records and consigned cattle to the National Western Stock Show female 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, than 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.