LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Ethan Stevenson, Brazil, has entered one head of Market Hog in the Swine Division of the 37th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The NAILE is the world's largest purebred livestock show, with more than 22,000 entries and nearly $700,000 in prizes and awards.
Purebred farms from nearly every state and Canada bring livestock to compete in one of 10 expo divisions, including:
* Dairy Cattle,
* Dairy Goats,
* Boer Goats,
* Beef Cattle,
* Quarter Horses,
* Draft Horses,
* Mules and Donkeys,
* Swine, and
* Llamas and Alpacas.
In addition to the recognition and prize money that comes with winning at the NAILE, the value of the champion breeding stock is significantly enhanced.
In addition, youth exhibitors enter market animals, those targeted for meat production, in the Junior Steer Show, Junior Market Swine Show or Junior Wether Show, which are sponsored by Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, and are nationally recognized for both the quality of competition and the pestige of winning.
Champions from these shows are sold at the Sale of Champions at 6 p.m., Nov. 18.
The event is scheduled for Nov. 6-19, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.
For more information about the NAIL, log on to www.livestockexpo.org, including a complete schedule of events.