71st Annual Junior Livestock Show
Sunday, July 8 – Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Location: Iroquois Farm Showgrounds, 1659 County Highway 33, Cooperstown

Junior Livestock Show Exhibitor’s Booklet – if you are a 4-H member in the following counties, you are eligible to participate in the Junior Livestock Show.  Please contact your County’s Cooperative Extension Educator to make sure you are an eligible 4-H member and receive a book and an entry form.

Eligible counties: Chenango, Delaware, Fulton/Montgomery, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Otsego, Schoharie. See the booklet.



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 $10.00 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 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.  


Sponsored in part by Stewart's Shops, Chobani, Rentals To Go, and Clinton Tractor & Implement Co.