The 42nd annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) dates are November 3 to 20. It again takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville.

Printed catalog and entry forms are mailed to those who have entered livestock at the NAILE in the last two years. Printed show 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

Purebred livestock from across the United States compete at the NAILE for top breed association honors and national recognition. For the fourth year in a row, a new exposition entry record was set. Entries grew by 8.5 percent over 2013, and 29,095 entries were received last year. In 2015, the various shows will offer a combined $750,000 in premiums and awards. Show dates and fees are as follows:

Quarter Horse Show – November 3-11

Entry Deadline – Oct. 19

Entry Fees: By Class – See Premium List

Post Entries – $25 late charge plus entry fee

Dairy Cattle Show – November 6-10

Entry Deadline – Sept. 20; Late Entry – Oct. 10; Extra Late Entry – In NAILE office by October 21

Entry Fees: Open – $25, Junior – $20, Late Fees – Double, Extra Late Fees for Open and Junior – $100

William “Bill” Turnquist Dairy Goat Show – Nov. 6-8

Entry Deadline – Sept. 20

Entry Fees: Open- $15

Llama/Alpaca Show – Nov. 6-8

Contact Ky. Llama & Alpaca Association: Harvey Pool, 478-973-0124 or

Junior Swine Show – Nov. 7-9

Entry Deadline – Oct. 1

Entry Fees: Junior -$25

Cowboy Mounted Shooting – Nov. 12-14

Enter through Cowboy Mounted Shooting Assoc. at

Draft Horse & Haflinger Shows – Nov. 13-14

Entry Deadline – Oct. 27

Entry Fees: By Class – See Premium List

Sheep Show – Nov. 13-20

Entry Deadline: Oct. 1

Entry Fees: Open – $15, Junior – $15, Market Wether – $25, Wool Show Per Fleece – $10, Lead Line – $25, Fine Arts – $15

Beef Cattle Show – Nov. 14-20

Entry Deadline: Oct. 1

Entry Fees: See individual breed listings in Premium Catalog

Pen of Three Feeder Cattle – $75 per pen, Feeder Steer or Heifer Single – $30, Junior Steers – $30, Junior Heifers – $30

Junior Market Goat Show &  Junior Wether Dam Show – Nov. 17-18

Entry Deadline: Oct. 1

Entry Fees: $25 per head

Boer Goat Show – Nov. 19

Entry Deadline: Oct. 1

Entry Fees: Open – $20

Those interested in showing can submit entries for beef cattle, Boer goat, dairy goat, dairy cattle, sheep and swine shows on the NAILE website starting September 1. Entries can also be sent by mail or fax at any time. Receipts are mailed for all entries.