September 30 to October 2, 2016
Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson

See you next year: September 29-October 1st, 2017

Pictures of 2016 Champions

Click Here for Champions Pictures

The Checks…

The checks are in the mail! I hate to resort to a cliché, but it’s fact. As of 4:00 p.m. 11/9/16, the checks were taken to the post office. Special thanks to Betsy Anderson for processing the checks so quickly once she received them on Monday evening.

At the show (2016)…

Miscellaneous – Provided by KLA Staff


Show Books

Showmanship Listings

Mid-America Classic Livestock Judging Contest Results

Pre-Show Information

     1. Welcome Letter from KJLS President Dale Lanham (posted 9/26/16)

     2. Important Information from Swine superintendent Brian Creager… (posted 9/26/16)

KJLS Swine Exhibitors –
     We look forward to having you at this year’s KJLS! Entries are up, so pen space will be tight. In the hog barn, each exhibitor will get 1 pen for their market hogs and 1 pen for their breeding gilts. There are no extra pens! If you have 2 market hogs and/or 2 breeding gilts that haven’t been together before, please plan to bring dividers. The pens are 5’x5′.  There are no assigned tack pens, so plan to bring boards to put on top of your pen for any tack you want to keep in the barn.
     As a reminder, Pedigreed Gilts must be born after February 1.
     Also, please remember that there is NOT a floor price being provided for hogs at this year’s show. Each exhibitor will need to plan to take all hogs home on Sunday after the show.
     Any questions, contact Brian Creager or Glenn Newdigger.


    3. Important information from Beef superintendent Matt Teagarden… (posted 9/26/16)

Attention Cattle Exhibitors
Heifer check-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. and run until 8:00 p.m.
Steer check-in will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 8:00 p.m.

     4.  Click here for a list of all division award sponsors (posted 9/28/16)

     5. Click here for a listing of premiums paid to Grand Champions in each species. (Posted 9/28/16)

Updated rules for 2016 (i.e. the traditional show book in electronic form)

KJLS Lead Challenge

KJLS is proud to introduce a new competition this year to the state’s largest junior event. The KJLS Lead Challenge will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the show and give exhibitors an opportunity to compete in a contest that combines scores from showmanship, an interview and a written exam. This is the inaugural year for the KJLS Lead Challenge and we are excited to bring this new event to our state’s best and brightest livestock exhibitors.

Check out the brochure and program guide for more information.

K-State Youth Programs (Nomination information)

Fairgrounds Map: Click here for a map of the Fairgrounds specific to the KJLS. Please view this map of the fairgrounds with possible trailer parking and vehicle parking marked. All KJLS traffic will enter at Gate 11 or Gate 1 (both gates off of Poplar). If you are new to the Fairgrounds, KJLS will be using the Prairie Pavilion for Beef. Sheep and Swine will be in their normal building and Goats will be across the street in the Ad Astra building. The main office will be in the Sheep/Swine building complex.

Click Here for pictures of top two winners in each division from the 2015 show

Special Thanks to our 2016 KJLS Sponsors

The Kansas Jr. Livestock Show has been Proudly Brought to You by Cargill

KJLS thanks Merck Animal Health as the sponsor of last year’s Beef Show
and the Exhibitor Barbecue

KJLS appreciates Seaboard Foods as the sponsor of the Swine Show
and the Beefeaters Barbecue

Additional show sponsors include:
Ag Choice/MFA
Kansas Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Financial Services
Friends of KJLS
Elanco Animal Health
Kansas Department of Agriculture

Scholarship sponsors this year are:
Farm Credit Associations of Kansas
Agri-Business Council of Wichita
Lattner Family Foundation
Merck Animal Health
Seaboard Foods
Shane Prill
Coonrod Family Foundation

We also have many fine sponsors of individual awards
Click Here for Sponsors of Divisions Champions and Grand Champions


Club Calf Sale – A page of basic information can be accessed with the menu link at the top of this page.

Scholarship Information: Follow the menu link at the top of this page.

Nomination Information: Remember, nominating livestock DOES NOT mean you have entered in the KJLS. Following nomination you must enter and pay fees by Aug. 15 (for early deadline, Aug. 31 for late deadline).

2017 Dates: The dates for next year’s show have been set – September 29-October 1st, 2017, at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.