The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Dairy Cattle Division is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2 through Tuesday, November 8 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. Seven breeds conduct national shows. Junior Dairy shows for each breed are also scheduled, as well as the Jersey Jug Futurity and the Guernsey Gold Futurity. Shows are streamed live from Freedom Hall on the NAILE website.
The entry deadline for dairy cattle is Sept. 20. The NAILE entry fee is $25 and the breed association fee is $5. The late entry deadline is Oct. 10 and the entry fee is double the regular rate. The extra late entry deadline is Oct. 19 and the fee is $100. There are distinct rules for extra late entries that can be found in the premium book.
Supreme Champion Honors
The Supreme Champion Cow class is sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and offers a $2,500 premium.
Junior Show champions compete for the Junior Show Supreme Champion Cow ($2,000 award) or for the Junior Show Supreme Champion Heifer ($500 award.) The prize is sponsored by The Kentucky Dairy Development Council.
Additional activities for junior dairy industry enthusiasts include the Dairy Judging Contests for Youth, Junior College and Senior College divisions and the 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl.
Premium books and entry forms are automatically mailed to former participants of NAILE. Forms and Premium Books will be on the NAILE website. For additional information contact the NAILE offices by e-mail at KFECNAILE@ksfb.ky.gov or phone at (502) 367-5296.
The 43rd Annual NAILE is produced by the Commonwealth of Kentucky at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky under the direction of the Kentucky State Fair Board. During the Expo's run Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Thursday, Nov. 17, the facility's entire 1.2 million square feet of climate-controlled exhibit space is used.
For more information, visit www.livestockexpo.org.