Giles County Youth Earns Awards from Junior Angus
Benjamin Mayfield, Pulaski, Tenn., 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.
Mayfield is the 17-year-old son of Mike and Susan Mayfield. He attends Giles County High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Tennessee Junior Angus Association, where he served as vice president and currently serves as president.
He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Mayfield served as a voting delegate in 2018.
He has consigned cattle at the McCabe Genetics 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.