If you think the Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale is not big deal, you’ll be shocked to learn that for 2017, more than 370 youth participated in last year’s event with more expected this year. Even more impressive is the fact that total sales for livestock sold were almost $1.1 million.
Whether you have children of your own or not, you’ll have the chance to support other parents whose kids take this annual seriously. Throughout the year, kids from both FFA (Future Famers of America) and 4-H raise livestock to show and sale. As you can imagine, that takes a lot of time, effort, and dedication.
While the goal for the competitors is to win, they benefit from a lot more. After all, these kids who raise livestock for this annual event learn both the mechanics and responsibilities needed to bring an animal into the world and nurture it to adulthood. Along with showing your support to the participants, their parents, and the organizations, you can show your children the rewards that come from hard work and dedication.
For 2018, you can take your family to see the Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale starting on Sunday, Jan. 7 for the Poultry Show. Then Friday, Jan. 12 is the Livestock Show, and you can catch the Livestock Auction on Saturday, Jan. 13 if you want to make a purchase.
The Kendall County Youth Agriculture & Equestrian Center, where the event is held, will open its doors at 10 a.m. and stay open until 10 p.m. That gives you plenty of time to fit this event into your schedule.
You’ll find the competition thrilling, as kids go up against each other for the best in show and the highest sales price. Not only will you see different breeds of cows but virtually all types of livestock except chickens and other poultry.
Fun for the Whole Family
You’ll get to walk around the Center, looking at the different livestock on exhibit. You can also interact with the kids involved, asking them questions and learning about how they learned leadership, sportsmanship, and other characteristics by getting involved with the FFA or 4-H. After hearing their stories, you might feel inspired to get your children involved with one of the organizations. As for the sale, all the money that the youth earns goes toward paying for their higher education.
Something else that makes the annual Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale so unique is that every exhibitor must send out thank you and holiday cards to both the donors and buyers of awards. In fact, once a participant sells an animal, that youth goes out into the ring to personally thank the buyer. Just watching these kids in action will make you appreciate what they do even more.
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