The Farmers' Junior Livestock Show

The Farmers' Junior Livestock Show

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The Junior Livestock Show

  • Sunday, July 8, 2018, 5:00 PM - Tuesday, July 10@ 5:00 PM

71st Annual Show

Since 1947, The Farmers’ Museum has collaborated with the Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program to produce the Junior Livestock Show, which is the second largest youth competition in New York State.

The Junior Livestock Show begins Sunday evening, July 8, at 5:00 p.m. with a chicken barbecue for the public and show exhibitors. The cost for the barbecue dinner is $10 per person.  At 7:30 p.m., an ice cream social is open to participants and the general public – free of charge.

On Monday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m., judging begins for animals and showmanship classes, which test the handler’s ability to present their fit and well-groomed animals in the way that best shows off their conformation. At 5:00 p.m. the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health leads a discussion on safe spaces on the farm. Prizes are awarded at 6:00 p.m. for the best posters displayed in the visitor tent in the Farm Safety for Kidz Poster Contest.

On Tuesday, July 10, judging begins at 9:00 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., the Grand Champions in the dairy, beef, dairy goat, sheep, and swine divisions will join the winners of the F. Ambrose Clark Livestock Trophy,  The Farmers’ Museum Cup, and The Farmers’ Museum Dairy Goat Cup in a Parade of Champions.

Admission to the show is free and the public is welcome to attend. For more information about the Junior Livestock Show, contact Meg at (607) 547-1452. 

Exhibitor booklets were sent to all youth enrolled in a livestock project.  If you have not received your booklet by now, contact the 4-H office.  

Entries are due June 1.

Fee

Admission to the show is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Contact

Patti Zellmer
4-H Program Leader (Otsego County)
psz2@cornell.edu
607-547-2536 ext. 225

Location

Iroquois Farm Showgrounds
1659 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY 13326