Western Australian John Young was recently awarded an Honorary Life Membership for his dedication to the Angus breed and Angus Australia for over 50 years.
Mr Young established Strathay Angus stud, Narrogin, with his father Jack in approximately 1966 after immigrating from Perthshire, Scotland in the early 1960s.
Strathay Angus stud was recognised for quality breeding and was named most successful exhibitor at Perth Royal Show several times in the 1980s and 1990s.
Mr Young was President of Angus Australia from 2007-2008 and assisted in the development of Certified Australian Angus Beef, export standards and updating the Angus Australia Constitution.
Mr Young has been an active member of the WA State Committee since the 1970s, acting as president from 1985-1986 and served as a member of the Angus board in intermittently from the 1980s to the late 2000s.
In 2005 Mr Young acted as Vice-President of Angus Australia and was chairperson of the Export Marketing Steering Committee.
Most recently Mr Young was on the organising committee for the 2019 WA Centenary Celebration and was a driving force behind the event, being responsible for ensuring cattle for the event and contributing to speaker suggestions.
Since the dispersal of the Strathay Stud Mr Young has maintained his involvement with the Angus breed through his enthusiasm and continuous contribution to the WA State Committee, as well as assisting his granddaughter in running Angus cattle.