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What we are all about:

The Erath County Junior Livestock Show is an integral aspect of our community, providing our 4H & FFA members an opportunity to exhibit and sell their project animals. Erath County boasts a rich history in agriculture in all aspects of farming,  ranching and dairy operations. The junior livestock show took root approximately 60 years ago and has been held annually since its inception. First held at Stephenville City Park, the show then moved to Tarleton State University and finally to its current location on FM 2157. The current location was established on land donated by a group of community members in the early 1960s. And originally the show was sponsored by the Agriculture Committee of the Chamber of Commerce but is now currently conducted by the Erath County Livestock Association's Junior Livestock Show Committee through many volunteers who donate countless hours to support the event. 

During the early days of the show, approximately 90 animals of all species were exhibited. At the 2023 show over 1100 animals were entered, and the total auction was $602,000! The show continues to grow in both size and scope in an attempt to meet the changing needs of current 4H and FFA members.

Management Committees

2024 ECLA Board Members

David Bragg

Robert Love

LV Coffee

Grant Cline

Lance Gilliland

Dee Stephens

Tommy Dingman

Ricky Caudle

Shannon Truesdell

2024 ECJLS Show Committee

Beverly Funderburgh

David Wilson

David Bragg

Jason Beyer

Brenda Haedge

Rusty Rose

John Fritts

Mark Castleberry

Eric Hargrove

Sub Committees

Sales Committee

Tech & Accounting

4H/FFA Advisors

Mark Castleberry
Rusty Rose
Jim Beyer
Jason Beyer
Marvin Curry
Todd Phillips
Jessica Phillips

Brenda Haedge

Web & Social Media

Caitlin Moyer

Isabel Talamantes

Lonnie Jenschke

Jordan Smith

Tommy Dingman

Craig Smith


2024 Rulebook

Click Link to View or Download the 2024 ECJLS Official Rulebook with all the Rules and Regulations


Dairy: Dale Grimes

Horse: Dr. Charlie Buchanan

Swine: Dr. David Frazier

Beef: Dennis Reed, Tommy Dingman, Craig Smith

Lamb & Goat: Stuart Spruill

Poultry: Cami Brewer

Rabbit: TBA

Ag Mechanics: Josh Beaty


Swine: Cody McCleary

Beef: TBA

Lamb: Shawn Bowles



Dairy: Justin Burrus

Horse: Steve Brown

Swine: Aaron Cain

Beef: Shane Meier

Lamb & Goat: Steve Sturtz

Poultry: TBA

Rabbit: Ryan Smith

Ag Mechanics: Ryan Clark


Learn more about how to get involved, or reach out to see about the impact you could be making through the Erath Country Junior Livestock Show.

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