Sperryville youth headed to Angus show

Courtney Logan Pooton of Sperryville is one of 203 young people from 10 states who will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Junior Angus Classic (MAJAC) Regional Preview Junior Angus Show in Harrisonburg this Friday and Saturday.

The MAJAC Show, with judging of bred-and-owned heifers and bulls, owned heifers and bulls, owned heifers, cow-calf pairs and steers, is sponsored by the American Angus Association and the Northern Virginia Junior Angus Association. Also featuring an Angus-based steer show, it is one of eight junior Angus shows the national organization sponsors each year for its nearly 7,000 active junior Angus members in the United States.

Elisabeth J. Jones of Sperryville, with four entries, and D. Brooke and Ann H. Miller of Washington, with one, have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2010 Pathfinder Report.
Only 2,220 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association based in Saint Joseph, Mo. The Pathfinder list identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production, based on examinations of more than 1.8 million dams and 6 million weaning records.

The 2010 Pathfinder Report lists 9,732 individual cows and 264 Pathfinder sires and is published online at www.angus.org.

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