Each year hundreds of America’s youth between the ages of 9 and 20 travel from across the country to Kansas City for a chance to compete at the American Royal Livestock Show. These youth have worked all year to prepare their animals to be judged by top professional livestock judges. Youth that exhibit prize-winning animals are eligible to participate in the Junior Premium Livestock Auction. At auction, the youth sell their champion livestock to raise funds to further their education.
Proceeds of the Auction directly benefit the youth exhibitors, who are focused in agriculture - our country’s backbone. A portion of each sale is contributed to the American Royal to fund education programs and scholarships such as:
Royal Scholars Program
Veterinary Scholarship Program
Agricultural Achievement Scholarships
This year the Junior Premium Livestock Auction will be held on October 20 at 5:30 pm. The JPLA Exhibitor Showcase and Reception will precede the auction from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. If you are interested in attending and purchasing an animal at the Junior Premium Livestock Auction, please contact Kim Palmer at [email protected] or 816-569-4025.