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70th Annual Junior Livestock Show

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Wholesome summer fun makes the Junior Livestock Show a true celebration of youth in agriculture. More than 300 youth from ages 8 to 18 present the dairy cows, beef, sheep, goats, and swine they own, care for, and have prepared for this competition. If you have never been to this grand event, with youth from nine counties, please visit and cheer these kids on!

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

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

Junior Livestock Show Schedule Highlights

Sunday evening —

  • Chicken barbecue for the public and show exhibitors.
  • Ice cream social for participants and the general public free of charge.

Monday —

  • Judging 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.
  • Tractor Safety discussion lead by New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health.
  • Prizes awarded for the best posters in the Farm Safety for Kidz Poster Contest.

Tuesday —

  • Judging continues.
  • Parade of Champions: Grand champions in the dairy, beef, dairy goat, sheep, and swine divisions and the winners of the F. Ambrose Clark Livestock Trophy, The Farmers' Museum Cup, and The Farmers' Museum Dairy Goat Cup.

On Monday and Tuesday, summer camps and area youth groups are invited to take a tour of the showground and participate in a take-home craft. Reservations are requested, please call 607-547-1461.

For more information about the Junior Livestock Show, contact Meg at (607) 547-1452. 

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70th Annual Junior Livestock Show
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1527 County Hwy 33, Cooperstown, NY13326