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Albertans front and centre at Junior Angus Showdown

These six multi-tasking Angus enthusiasts were winners in the grand aggregate category at Showdown 2015. From left to right: Baxter Blair, 
Chad Lorenz, Brooke Bablitz, Keely Adams, Chris Jermey, and Halley Adams.
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Albertans took top honours at the Canadian Junior Angus Association’s recent Showdown 2015, capturing four of the six grand aggregate awards.

Keely Adams from Forestburg won in the junior division (ages nine to 12), with Saskatchewan’s Baxter Blair as the reserve winner. Halley Adams of Forestburg was the grand aggregate winner in the intermediate division (ages 13 to 16) with Manitoban Chris Jermey as the reserve winner. And in senior division (ages 17 to 21), Brooke Bablitz from Cherhill was the grand aggregate winner and Chad Lorenz of Markerville was the reserve winner.

To be eligible for this award, juniors must compete in at least eight of the 14 Showdown competitions. They are: conformation, showmanship, literature, sales talk, card judging, scrapbook, photography, art, graphic design, team grooming, farm sign, team judging, print marketing, and public speaking. There were 118 participants in this year’s Showdown in Olds.

The Canadian Junior Angus Association is a group of Angus enthusiasts under the age of 21. Showdown is an annual summer cattle show held every July and rotates in provinces across the country. — Canadian Junior Angus Association release

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