The North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisvulle, Ky., will host its meat goat shows on Nov. 17-19 with a few changes planned.
NAILE officials announced that the 2015 Junior Market Goat Show is now open to both wethers and does. In addition, a Junior Wether Dam Goat Show is added to the show lineup. The entry fee is $25. Show officials point out that does shown in the Junior Market Goat Show are ineligible for the Wether Dam show.
The Junior Market Goat and Wether Dam Showmanship Contest takes place on the evening of Nov. 17. Winners receive NAILE ribbons and belt buckles. The 10th annual Junior Market Goat Show, sponsored by Farm Credit Mid America, takes place the next day and will be followed by the Junior Wether Dam Goat show.
The 16th annual Open Boer Goat Show will be held on Nov. 19. The American Boer Goat Association sponsors and sanctions the show.
Catalogs containing show information and rules are available for download on the NAILE website at www.livestockexpo.org. 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 KFECNAILE@ksfb.ky.gov.
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 42nd 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 3 through 20, 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.