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20
Nov

Meet The Judge

Ten Questions With Terry We had the opportunity to catch up with Terry Burks, judge of Breeding Sheep Showmanship and the open Border Lancaster show at the 2023 North American International Livestock Exposition. A Kentucky native and prestigious judge, Burks is no stranger to the green shavings and is highly knowledgeable about all aspects of […]

14
Nov

Judging the Judges

College students from all over the country strive for success each year at the North American International Livestock Exposition Livestock Judging Contests. Each team is vying for the same goal: take home the bronze bull.   Contestants examine and place 12 classes of livestock comprised of 4 animals of either sheep, goats, cattle, or swine, […]

14
Nov

All Eyes On The Exhibitor For Showmanship

The time to shine for North American International Livestock Exposition exhibitors is during the showmanship contest! There are many showmanship contests that happen during NAILE each year, honoring the exhibitors and their hard work. Showmanship is the blend of teamwork and communication between the showman and their animal. When showing their animals in showmanship, exhibitors […]

14
Nov

The Face Behind the Camera

Linda Doane and Danny Bolin are no strangers to the iconic green shavings; their exquisite camera skills have played an important role in capturing the North American International Livestock Exposition for just short of three decades. Their adventures working with NAILE began in the late 90s with film cameras snapping photos that would be used […]

13
Nov

A Walk Through (NAILE) Time

After the Chicago International shut its doors in 1971, then Kentucky Governor Wendell Ford had a big ask for the Kentucky State Fair Board — he wondered if Kentucky could host a major livestock show. The fair board found enough interest to start a Beef Cattle show named the North American Livestock Exposition. Little did […]

12
Nov

Q & A With Corinne Fetter

The North American International Livestock Exposition has a long history of leaders who have taken the show to new heights while still honoring its tradition and heritage. Corinne Fetter is no stranger to NAILE. She worked with the show from 2000-2015 as a Kentucky Venues employee and is back as the Director of Expositions. Corinne […]

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