Lee Bjorklund honored as Red Angus Herdsman of the Year

Posted January 24, 2024

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lee Bjorklund, Henning, Minnesota, was selected as the 2024 Red Angus Herdsman of the Year at the National Red Angus Show during Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City Jan. 2-4. The award was presented by Red Angus Association of America President Kyley DeVoe, Justin, Texas.

“It was a pleasure to present Lee Bjorklund the Herdsman of the Year award at our National Red Angus Show,” said DeVoe. “It’s always exciting to recognize Red Angus stakeholders who are on top of their game and dedicated to promoting Red Angus genetics.”

Bjorklund operates BJ Farms alongside his parents, Doug and Pam, and siblings Kendal, Jack and Luke. His passion for the Red Angus breed began at the young age of six when he started showing. After graduating high school, he knew he wanted to return to the family operation. 

As the sixth generation to operate the family farm, Bjorklund has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to breeding and raising cattle. To maximize the potential of each animal, he pays close attention to details such as management, feeding, clipping and fitting. He spends countless hours in the barn managing the herd and completing day-to-day operations. Bjorklund has a servant’s heart and spends many hours with new 4-H families helping them prepare cattle for competition.

"We thank the Lord every day for Lee," said his parents Doug and Pam. "More important than any cow, his work ethic, respect, integrity and accountability are second-to-none. He is always willing to help. We appreciate him and his siblings more than they will ever know."

The Herdsman of the Year is presented to a hands-on individual who has most effectively presented his or herself, and their cattle, in a professional manner while at the show. 

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The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the measurable advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. RAAA provides commercial producers with objectively described cattle by implementing new technologies and using scientifically sound principles that quantify traits of economic importance to beef producers in all segments of the beef industry. For more information, visit



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Suggested cutline: Lee Bjorklund of BJ Farms, Henning, Minnesota, was selected as the 2024 Red Angus Herdsman of the Year. The award was presented by RAAA President Kyley DeVoe.

Jan. 24, 2024

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