“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… Continue reading Hammer Update
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… Continue reading One Team. One Historical Morning.
“You gotta place what they bring, and you hope they’re good ones and it was really good,” said Dave Duello, Wyoming, judge of the 2019 NAILE Junior Market Steer Show. Duello has judged several major shows over his career, but still feels impacted by the prestige of this livestock show. The crowd anticipates the selection… Continue reading Honoring a Legend. Naming a Champion.
On Sunday, November 17, 2019, 15 showmen from different states and breed associations were selected to represent their respective breeds in Annual NAILE Junior Supreme Champion Heifer Drive. The prestige of this event gathered many into Freedom Hall as they anxiously waited for the champion to be selected. Exhibitors, breeders, fitters, family and friends made… Continue reading 15 Champions to One Supreme Winner
The North American International Livestock Exposition is celebrating its 46th year as the World’s Largest Purebred Livestock Show. Equine, cattle, swine, goats, sheep and multiple other species are shown by exhibitors that come from across the nation to compete for a championship title they can bring back to their hometown. Before making your way to… Continue reading 5 Tips to Have the Best NAILE Experience
Avaree Walker of Brooksville, Kentucky is always with her Lamancha goats. At just two-years-old, she is being mentored by 15 year-old Faith Hitch-learning the ins and outs of showing and raising her favorite animal. Having been to over ten livestock shows since she was just a few months old, Avaree will not be seen playing… Continue reading Goats Over Bows
A familiar face is returning to Kentucky Venues in a new role. Jeff Zinner was recently announced as the new Partnerships Manager at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Jeff’s first experience at the Kentucky Exposition Center dates back to childhood, when he began showing lambs at the Kentucky State Fair. He fell in love with agriculture… Continue reading New Partnerships Manager Announced at Kentucky Venues