One of the many missions of the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is to promote continuing improvement in the breeding, raising and marketing of livestock and to encourage the pursuit of excellence generally throughout the livestock and agriculture industries. The connection with the livestock industry has been strong since the beginning when a group of cattlemen gathered on the banks of Marine Creek for the first Fort Worth Stock Show 121 years ago. The long-standing traditions of the Stock Show are maintained as we continually strive to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of the industry.
We are privileged to continue to be a favorite among the livestock exhibitors. This year the Show will host over 22,000 head of livestock with exhibitors representing 41 states and three foreign countries. Junior Show entries will total over 10,000.
In addition to the world-class livestock on exhibit, to meet certain needs within the industry, a wide variety of livestock can also be purchased through public auctions during the Show including registered and commercial cattle, horses, llamas and rabbits.
The Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, a group of area business leaders that is dedicated to enhancing agricultural education activities of Texas youth works annually to raise millions of dollars for auction proceeds. The remainder of the sale proceeds will come from members of the Fort Worth Businessmen, Ladies on the Lamb, U Ol’ Goat and the Tallest Hog at the Trough Committees. Since 1980, the Stock Show Syndicate has been able to award more than $20,000,000 in sale funds and scholarships to deserving livestock participants. This year was another great year for everyone involved.