The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE), the largest all-breed, purebred livestock show in the world, returns to the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center Nov. 5-18.
Attracting exhibitors from all 48 contiguous states, NAILE receives more than 22,000 entries and features more than 140 total shows, sales, breed meetings, entertainment events and judging contests. More than 200,000 visitors attend the show during its two-week run every year, bringing an estimated economic impact of $11.6 million to the state annually.
With a total of $650,000 in premiums and awards on the line, NAILE's competitors can choose from nine major divisions of livestock entries: dairy cattle, dairy goats, llamas and alpacas, quarter horses, draft horses, market swine, beef cattle, Boer goats and sheep. Particular interest is also given to the industry's future as seven major youth judging contests are incorporated into the show to help prepare the next generation of livestock breeders.