70th Annual Junior Livestock Show
Sunday, July 9 – Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Location: Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 County Highway 33, Cooperstown
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 9, at 5:00 p.m. with a chicken barbecue for the public and show exhibitors. The cost for the barbecue dinner is $10.00 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 11 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 11, 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.
Sponsored in part by Stewart's Shops, Chobani, Cabot, Rentals To Go, and Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.