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ASJA to celebrate 25th Annual National Show in Laramie

"Reach Your Peak in Wyoming"

American Salers juniors are preparing to converge from all over the country from July 8 to 11 to celebrate their 25th year at the 2009 American Salers Junior Association Junior National. Events will be held at the University of Wyoming, Animal Science Livestock Center, Hansen Teaching Arena and at the University of Wyoming Animal Science Building. This Junior National Show is being sponsored by the Montana, Wyoming and Colorado Salers Associations.

This year's show will be packed full of junior and family fun events for everyone! Exhibitors and their families will participate in contests including a Quiz Bowl, Livestock Judging Contest, No Fit Showmanship and Bucket Calf Show, Team Fitting, Junior Poster and Team Marketing contests, ASJA Queen and Princess Contest and a Tailgate Cook-off. The week will top off with an awards banquet recognizing participants' achievements throughout the ASJA Junior National.

A series of ASJA "Reach Your Peak" rotating seminars will be presented July 10. Mallory Trosper, Hamilton, Mo., will give lead the leadership section. Kelcey Christensen, Univ. of Wyoming will present a Meat Carcass Evaluation seminar and Lander Nicodemus, Univ. of Wyoming, will demonstrate the fine art of making Polish Sausage.

This year cattle will be evaluated by Kevin Nickel of Veteran, Wyo. Also assisting in the judging of various contests will be Krisha Custis, Julesburg, Colo., and Sam Carter, Saratoga, Wyo.

Entry fees for this year's ASJA Junior National are $25 per animal entered by June 1. Late-entry fees will be $50 per animal entered after June 1. The ASJA is also accepting applications for the ASJA Board of Directors. To apply, applicants must be at least 15 years old and a member of the ASJA. Contact the American Salers Association at 303-770-9292 or visit www.salersusa.org for more information and entry forms.

The ASJA is a junior association for the American Salers Association. The ASJA's mission is to enhance the Salers breed, involve and educate junior Salers enthusiasts and develop future leaders for the Beef Cattle Industry.

The American Salers Association (www.salersusa.org), headquartered in Parker, Colo., is the breed's leadership voice that records, protects and promotes Salers cattle. The Salers breed leads the Continental beef industry in calving ease and marbling and ideally compliments American breeds.

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