FAIRMONT and JACKSON, Minn. — The third annual Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo (MYLE) will be held in early July in Fairmont and Jackson, Minn. The MYLE Beef, Sheep, Meat Goat and Rabbit shows will be held on July 7-10 at the Martin County Fairgrounds in Fairmont, and the Swine Show will be held July 9-11 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson.
The MYLE Show is open to all Minnesota youth between the ages of 6-21 years old as of January 1, 2022, including all Minnesota 4-H and FFA members. A complete event schedule and other details for the MYLE Show are available on the MYLE website at: www.mnyouthlivestockexpo.com
There are a total of over 1,400 entries from 525 youth exhibitors for the MYLE Show at the Fairmont site. The Sheep Show will occur on Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8 and the Meat Goat Show on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, with a one-day Rabbit Show on July 9. A large Beef Show will feature the Dairy Steer Show and Market Beef/Prospect Calf Showmanship on July 8, the Cow/Calf, Prospect Calf and Market Beef Shows, as well as Beef Heifer Showmanship on July 9, and the Breeding Heifer Show on July 10.
Nearly 250 youth with compete with over 900 swine exhibits at the Jackson site. Swine Showmanship is on Saturday, July 9, the Breeding Gilt and Market Gilt Shows on Sunday, June 10, and the Market Barrow Show on Monday, July 11. All of the MYLE shows at both Fairmont and Jackson will be open to the public. Food and beverages will be available at both sites.
In order to adequately cover expenses and to be able to provide awards and prize money to the youth exhibitors in the MYLE Show, the show organizers need to rely on donations and sponsorships from businesses and individuals. Several generous donations have already come in to support the 2022 MYLE Show, but more are needed. More information on the MYLE sponsorships and donations is available on the MYLE website. The MYLE show is totally organized and managed by volunteers, with no paid staff. Approximately 100 volunteers will assist with the 2022 MYLE shows at Fairmont and Jackson.
Questions on the MYLE Shows or regarding MYLE sponsorships and donations can be directed to MYLE Show Coordinators Kent Thiesse (507-381-7960) or Steve Pomerenke (507-525-0986).
— Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo