72nd Annual Junior Livestock Show
Sunday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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 7, 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 8 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 9, 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.

Activity Tent Open Monday and Tuesday for kids crafts.  Tours are available for groups with prior reservation.  Please call  607-547-1461 or email lschoolprograms@farmersmuseum.org

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, Rentals To Go, and Clinton Tractor & Implement Co.