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Nov

Six Things to Know about #NAILE20

In some way everything looks normal at the Kentucky Exposition Center right now. It’s November and the exhibit halls are filled with thousands of animals, the best of the best, competing on green shavings. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are a lot of changes to this year’s show. Here are six things you need […]

19
Nov

One Team. One Historical Morning.

The Bonheur Bronze Bull is worth five figures on a monetary scale, but for the individuals awaiting the award, its value is immeasurable. Dr. Bob Kropp, Oklahoma, coach of the 40-year-team, recognized the members of the 1979 National Champion Senior College Team. The 40-year-team from Oklahoma State watches the award presentation with a front row […]

19
Nov

Hammer Update

“Do you have any hammers?” is an old question livestock judging coaches would ask each other about their teams. A hammer is a really good judging team member that is capable of winning the contest because of their reasons skills and their evaluation abilities are excellent. On Tuesday, November 19, 4-H teams from across the […]

19
Nov

Building Our Future

Each year, hundreds of people work to make the North American International Livestock Exposition happen, from employees to exhibitors, and it takes a lot of work to create a great show. This year, the #NAILE19 Communication’s Team had the help of three talented student interns and we wanted to recognize them for their hard work. […]

18
Nov

15 Championships to One Supreme Winner

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, 15 showmen from different states and breed associations were selected to represent their respective breeds in Annual NAILE Junior Supreme Champion Heifer Drive. The prestige of this event gathered many into Freedom Hall as they anxiously waited for the champion to be selected. Exhibitors, breeders, fitters, family and friends made […]

18
Nov

Honoring a Legend. Naming a Champion.

“You gotta place what they bring, and you hope they’re good ones and it was really good,” said Dave Duello, Wyoming, judge of the 2019 NAILE Junior Market Steer Show. Duello has judged several major shows over his career, but still feels impacted by the prestige of this livestock show. The crowd anticipates the selection […]