The Most Fashionable Show on the Green Shavings

It’s easy to see why people love lead line – beautifully crafted wool outfits and adorable sheep wearing matching garb is utterly charming. Before the flawless presentation on the green shavings, a lot of work goes into preparing for the competition. This year’s youth winner Kieran works with her mother to plan her outfits. There […]

Cows lined up to be judged

A Dairy Good Show

Last week the dairy cattle took over the green shavings! Exhibitors brought top livestock to Louisville and fierce competition to the show ring. The words repeated again and again around the barn were “gratitude” and “thankful.” The Graves family got involved with dairy cattle when their daughter Taylor, who had previously shown boar goats, wanted […]


A Look Back at the 2020 Quarter Horse Show

The North American Quarter Horse Show ran Oct. 22-26 drawing equine exhibitors from around the country to Louisville to compete in Freedom Hall. William Daryl Yates competed for the first time in one of the new NAILE classes, Equestrians with Disabilities which debuted in 2018. The Equestrians with Disabilities competition offers equestrians with cognitive and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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