Cooke County Jr. Livestock Show

Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders

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The Cooke County Junior Livestock Show was established to support the 4-H, FFA & FCCLA youth of Cooke County. A 501C3 organization, the show is held each year in January for youth to showcase their project work, receive recognition for their efforts and develop leadership and teamwork skills. All of this provides important opportunities for positive youth development. School FCCLA & FFA program participants include Callisburg, Era, Gainesville, Lindsay, Muenster & Valley View. Cooke County 4-H program participants include students attending public Cooke County schools, St. Mary's Catholic School, Sacred Heart Catholic School and home schooled students.

The show is governed by a board of directors who annually elect a General Superintendent, Assistant General Superintendent, Secretary/Treasurer. Directors include Ag Science Teachers, FCCLA Advisors, County Extension Agents and one representative from each school/agency/community. One additional director representing each division of the show are: Beef, Goats, Poultry, Sheep, Equine, Dairy Cattle, Rabbits, Swine, Shop & FCS.

2024-25 Officers

General Superintendent - K.D. Weaver
Assistant General Superintendents - Justin Little & Alan Bauwin
Secretary/Treasurer - Kelly Huston

2025  Division Superintendents

Equine - Hannah Gilmore
Dairy Cattle - Wayne Becker
Beef Cattle - Matt Bryson
Rabbits - Zachary Downe/Elizabeth Huchton
Poultry - Yvonne Sandmann
Sheep & Goats - Justin Little
Shop/Ag Mechanics - Corbin Evans
Swine - Mike Howe
Family & Consumer Science (FCS) - TBD
Horticulture -Rhonda Smithson


Cooke County Junior Livestock Show is a 501(c)3 organization. The most recent adopted by laws can be viewed by selecting the link below. By laws are reviewed annually.

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Access meeting agendas here.

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Approved Meeting Minutes can be accessed here.

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2024 Rule Book

The 2024 show rules, regulations and guidelines can be accessed here for reference. Select "Read More" to access.

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Catherine Johnson



Dairy Cattle

Colton Douglas

Steers & Heifers

Brian Lowe


Donald Mersiovsky


Preston Lawrence

Sheep & Goats




Shop/Ag Mechanics

Ashley Hartman


Award recipients are recognized annually prior to the start of the Premium Sale.
$500 Scholarships are presented in the Memory of the following individuals:

Amy Bryant Kirkpatrick
Missy Dangelmayr
Doug Anderle
Herky Biffle
Pete Shauf

2024 Scholarship Applications are due to be submitted by Friday, December 8, 2023. High School Seniors, graduating in 2024, should complete the application from the link provided below and submit.

2024 Scholarship Application

Sale will begin at NOON on Saturday, January 11, 2025. Buyers must register for a bidder number prior to the sale. Complementary lunch will be served at 11:00 am for all registered buyers. Buyer Registration will open at 10:00 am at the Southeast end of the show barn. Look for registration tables near the show office. Volunteers will be available to help buyers with registration and any questions. Payments are due 30 days from date of sale unless other arrangements have been made.

2025 Sale Order

Our 2025 Sale Order and add-on list will be posted on Friday, January 10, 2025, once the sale order has been confirmed.


Chisam Cain


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  • Mailing Address: PO Box 83 Era, TX 76238