Iowa Junior Red Angus









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Iowa Junior Red Angus Association

Advisor: Jennifer Gardner

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Mission Statement: Believing that hard work, dedication, high morals, and good cattle, create a bright future for kids, cattle, the industry and our community.

Upcoming Deadlines:

December 1, 2014 – Iowa Beef Expo Entries

Beef Expo Show Entries


 News from the Calf Pen

2014 Silent Auction – Iowa Beef Expo - The juniors will once again host a silent auction at the 2014 Iowa Beef Expo. Items range from stuffed red cows to show supplies to advertising to hand built pipe gates to semen and embryos.  All items will be on display during the Expo. Bidding will start on Monday morning and continue until 1 hour before the live cattle auction. Some of the larger items will be auctioned right before the live cattle auction. Items will also be listed in the Iowa Beef Expo Red Angus Sale catalog. Please contact Jennifer Gardner to bid on any items, or to make a donation to the auction.

All proceeds go toward junior awards at the Iowa State Fair including “halters for ribbons” and the awards for division winners and supreme winners. In 2013, awards total over $2250 for the state fair

The junior association will also be awarding a scholarship to the National Junior Red Angus Red Round Up. The Red Round Up is an excellent opportunity to learn leadership skills, create lifelong friendships, and tour some great businesses and cattle farms.  Check here back for application and deadlines.

New in 2013

*Power of the Reds Award*

This award is awarded to a junior who exudes a positive attitude, displays hard work, follows rules, is helpful, and enjoys being around cattle and cattle people.

The recipient is selected by an anonymous committee that observes the juniors during the state fair and during junior show day.

2013 Recipient – Jess Schlitter  

*Foundation Red Angus Female Division*

This division will showcase the tremendous potential of red angus in a commercial herd. It is a division at the Iowa State Fair, Junior Field Day, and all IJBBA shows. Qualifications for this division:

*Registered with RAA

 *Predominately red in color

*Owned by junior exhibitor

*Exhibits red angus physical qualities

*Either parent must be 100% red angus and registered

Junior Field Day show

2013 was the first year for the juniors to have a junior field day. This event was held in conjunction with the Junior Simmental Field Day in Indianola Iowa the first weekend in June. The weather was absolutely beautiful and the show was fantastic! We had 10 exhibitors and the judge commented on the high quality of cattle and the high quality of the junior exhibitors!

We are planning on participating in this event again, so mark your calendars!


Iowa Junior Red Angus Supporters

Sullivan Show Supply, Midwest Marketer, Livestock Plus, ABS, Genex, CR Cattle Company, Rocking R Ranch, Winkels Red Angus, Damar Farms, Accelerated Genetics, Christopherson Halter Company, Brylor Ranch, Westwood Embryo Center, CJ Brown.

These supporters realize that the future of the not only the red angus breed, but also rural America lies with the youngsters. The Juniors are the future and our great youth in Iowa deserve all the support they receive from the supporters listed above. Please thank these supporters when you see them and express your gratitude to them for supporting our future!

State Fair Show Results for 2013

Pee Wee Showmanship – 3 entries (ALL winners!)

Junior Showmanship – 3 entries

Intermediate Showmanship – 7 entries

Senior Showmanship – 6 entires

Foundation Heifer – Nathan Fredricks

Spring Hfr Calf – Nathan Fredricks, Chase Pladsen

Junior Hfr calf – camiel bloome, wyatt walden

Fall hfr calf – catyln graham, Kevin tlach

Intermediate hfr – Madison shuey, camiel bloome

Junior heifer – callie bayer, morgan shuey

Senior yrl hfr – Christian graham

Cow/calf pair – Madison shuey, allie brouwer

Supreme champion – Madison shuey (cow/calf pair)

Callie Bayer – (Junior hfr yrl)

Bred and Owned supreme champion – Madison shuey

Callie bayer

Champion Bull – Chase Pladsen

Spirit of the reds award – jess schlitter

63 head were shown

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2013  Junior Members
Angle,Allen Gilchrist, Clayton, Kaya Jo & Chade
Baier,Erica Graham,Catelyn and Christian
Barnes,Dalton Hall, Skylar
Barnett,Brock Hansen,Abby and Sarah
Batterson,Carter Hoskins, Denver
Bayer,Callie Kabela,Cooper
Bidwell,Danielle Kaisand,Tylia
Bloome,Camiel Karweik,Ellie
Blue Ridge Farm, Melti,Jacob
Bossler,Morgan and Dylan Orwig,Schafer
Brouwer,Allie and Kaleb Pladsen,Chase and Luke
Brubaker,Hope Reiher, Jessica
Bunker,Shade Richards,Grace
Carter, Reicks
Caudwell,Emmett Schramm, Drew
Carlson, Coyce Shuey,Madison and Morgan
Cline,Tristan and Morgan Steininger,Allison
Damman, Julie Steins, Kendall
Edwards, Austin Tlach,Kevin
Finch,Carson Walden,Wyatt
Fowler,Lance Wenndt,Jannel
Frederick,Nathan Whitney,Brooke and Jordon


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