Million Dollar Milestone

Our Mission

Nearly 370 youth participated in the Kendall County Junior Livestock Show, which ended with a record sale January 14, 2017.  As of January 15, the sale totaled more than $1,046,500.  Final figures will be available at a later time.


“We had a very competitive year and very competitive group of kids,” said Kendall County AgriLife Extension Agent Stephen Zoeller. “The kids spent a lot of time and did a lot of work to get to that point. The sale and the buyers were unbelievable.”

While there was an increased number of youth participants in the stock show, there were also more buyers in the sale this year, Zoeller said.   More than 700 different buyers directly bought or contributed to a cartel, sometimes with as little as a $25 donation.

January, 2018 Schedule

 Sunday, 7       Poultry Show
   Friday, 12       Livestock Show
   Saturday, 13       Livestock Auction

A 501 (c) 3 organization, KCJLA provides an opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to exhibit their livestock projects before the public, fostering excellence in livestock production skills and practices.  Jr. Livestock youth learn sportsmanship, leadership, citizenship and responsibility.  Each participant is allowed to sell one animal regardless of the placing in the show.  The money the youth earn at the sale helps to fund their higher education goals.

To  encourage young men and women to become future farmers and ranchers though educational experiences in livestock production, as well as hold an annual livestock show and sale to benefit youth to advance their higher education.

"You'll never convince me that there is a better place to openly communicate and teach your children about life than in a barn."
— Unknown