The Junior Livestock Show at The Farmers” Museum will take place virtually this year.

According to a media release, the event and grounds will not be open to the public because of current COVID-19 guidelines for large gatherings. All shows will be streamed live via Zoom for the public from Sunday, July 11, through Tuesday, July 13. Visit for live streaming information.

More than 160 youth handlers and 450 animals from a nine-county region will be included in this year’s modified shows, the release said. The event tests the skills of youth handlers, ages 8 to 18, who present dairy cows, beef, swine, dairy goats, meat goats and sheep of various breeds that they own, care for, and have prepared for competition.

The show has been modified this year, with no overnight stays for participants.

The Farmers’ Museum has collaborated with the Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program to produce the show since 1947, the release said. It is conducted in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension County 4-H educators and clubs throughout central New York. On-site services are provided by the Leatherstocking Corporation. Visit for more information.

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