Monday, August 4, 2014

NAILE market goat and ABGA shows planned Nov. 18-20

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —  North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) officials announced that the 9th Annual Junior Wether Goat Show will take place on Nov. 18 and 19. It’s open to exhibitors not more than 21-years-of -age and at least 6-years-old by day of the show. Premiums are $2,500 plus jackpot added monies and are paid to entries in each class.  Additional premium money has been added this year for Grand Champion Wether ($500) and Reserve Champion Wether ($250). Entry fee is $25 per head.

The 4th Annual Junior Wether Goat Showmanship Contest takes place on the evening of Nov. 18. There is no entry fee and winners receive NAILE ribbons and belt buckles.

The 15th Annual NAILE Boer Goat show takes place on Thursday, Nov. 20. The American Boer Goat Association is sponsoring and sanctioning the show, and $8,000 in premium money is offered.

Catalogs containing show information and rules are available for download on the NAILE website at Printed catalogs and entry forms are automatically mailed to those who have participated in the NAILE the past two years. Catalogs are free, and anyone wishing to receive one should contact the NAILE offices at P.O. Box 36367, Louisville, KY 40233-6367, by fax at 502-367-5299, or by e-mail at

Entry deadline for Meat Goat Division shows is October 1. Exhibitors may submit entries by mail at any time and on the website beginning September 1.

The 41st 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 November 4 through 21, the facility’s entire 1,200,000 square feet of climate-controlled exhibit space is used. More than 200,000 visitors and exhibitors attend the event annually.

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