The American Angus Association congratulates Hilltop Angus, Sturgeon, Mo., for continued ownership and production of Angus cattle for more than 50 years. Vernon Yager was presented a certificate signed by the Association's president at the Missouri Angus Association Preview Show to honor this Historic Angus Herd achievement.
The herd was founded in 1948 as Stanley Yager & Son. They became members of the Association the same year. Foundation cattle were purchased from Paul Evans, Monroe City, Mo.; R.M. Beamer & Sons, Madison, Mo.; and Monroe County Angus Association sales. Vernon was an active member of 4-H, FFA, and the Missouri Junior Angus Association.
In 1992, the operation's name was changed to Hilltop Angus. Under Vernon's management, the herd remains steady with 25 Angus cows in production.
Vernon served as a delegate to the Annual Meeting of the American Angus Association for three consecutive years in the early 2000s. He was the president of the Central Missouri Angus Association in 2000 and served as a director for the Missouri Angus Association from 2001-03.
The American Angus Association is the world's largest beef breed organization, providing programs and services to thousands of commercial producers and nearly 33,000 active members nationwide.
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