Amber Learo of Attica has entered eight sheep in the Southdown and Jr. Wether division of the 39th annual North American International Livestock Exposition. NAILE is recognized as the world's largest purebred livestock show with more than 24,500 entries and nearly $700,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 3-16, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky.
Purebred farms from nearly every state and Canada bring livestock to compete in one of 10 expo divisions: dairy cattle, dairy goats, meat goats, beef cattle, quarter horses, draft horses, mules and donkeys, sheep, swine and llamas and alpacas.
The expo also is home to numerous youth events that are an important part of the livestock industry's traditions including: Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup; Youth, Junior College and Senior Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest; 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl; National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest; National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest; National 4-H Skill-A-Thon Contest; Junior College Livestock Judging Contest; and National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference.ss