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Big numbers expected at National Junior Angus Show

Big numbers expected at National Junior Angus Show
An anticipated 1,800 head of Angus cattle will compete in Tulsa, Okla., later this month

More than 750 Angus juniors from 36 states are expected at the 2015 National Junior Angus Show at Expo Square at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds, Tulsa, Okla., July 13-18.

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The 2015 NJAS is expected to be one for the record books. Nearly 1,800 individual head of Angus cattle are entered to compete in one of the year's most anticipated events

An anticipated 1,800 head of Angus cattle will compete in Tulsa, Okla., later this month

"We are thrilled with the numbers for this year's NJAS and cannot wait for the juniors and their families to arrive in Tulsa," says Jaclyn Upperman, American Angus Association director of events and education. "Our junior nationals is known as one of the largest junior-breed beef shows in the country, and this year will be no exception."

With the size of this year's show, Tulsa is measuring up to the reputation created the last time the National Junior Angus Association gathered there. In 2007, Oklahoma was the NJAS host state, and much like this year, numbers were record-breaking.

Through various contests and activities, participants, families and attendees learn about leadership, livestock and life. Speaking contests, quiz bowl, livestock judging, the All-American Certified Angus Beef Cook-Off and many other competitions will take place over the course of the week.

This year's theme is "Angus Leading The Way."

"The National Junior Angus Show is an event that connects youth and adult members, and reminds us how lucky we are to have dedicated junior members who will someday lead our breed into the future," Upperman says.

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Walton Webcasting LLC, along with the Angus Media team, will be providing a live feed of the showring throughout the week. You can access the live show online at

Source: Angus

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