Reigning Supreme under the Friday Night Lights

With over 800 entries going through the ring in Freedom Hall, the dairy champions are truly the best of the best, as the Junior Supreme drive provides a more unique experience for exhibitors than other shows. This is because each of the seven breed judges come back to be on a panel to select the […]


Animal Health Information 2022

Updated October 14, 2022 How does the health check process work? When you arrive to Louisville, all animals must enter the fairgrounds through Gate 1. Prior to going through Gate 1, initial health paper inspections will be conducted at the V Lot, the lot to the right of Gate 1 on Phillips Lane. There you […]

Cows lined up to be judged

August Update To Our Exhibitors

Exhibitors, We cannot wait to see you all in Louisville, November 1-17, for the 49th North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). This show has a rich history of welcoming the best livestock in the country to compete on the green shavings. We strive to provide exhibitors and spectators the best experience possible. We know that […]

Smith poses with her lamb in the ring.

Lead Line; not your average fashion show

The Lead Line competition always packs the stands at the North American Livestock Exposition. This year was no disappointment, the crowd was eager to see the creative outfits put together by contestants. Inside and outside the ring, there were smiles across the faces of contestants and spectators. Lead Line competitions got their start in the […]


From advocacy to horsemanship, Miss Rodeo Kentucky is more than a beauty pageant 

As the 2021 Miss Rodeo Kentucky begins, we set down with last year’s winner Kelsey Danielle McCrite to learn more about what it takes to be a rodeo queen. Kelsey hails from Murray, Kentucky where she grew up on a small family farm, showing horse, swine, beef and boer goats throughout her youth. Now the […]


5 Tips to Have the Best NAILE Experience

The North American International Livestock Exposition is back! Cattle, swine, goats, sheep, mules, draft horses and more are shown by exhibitors from across the nation who come to Louisville to compete for a championship title. Before making your way to the Kentucky Expo Center, here are some tips to make this your best NAILE experience […]

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