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Sawyer Williams of Owenton has an entry in the Boen goat division of the 38th annual North American International Livestock Exposition.
NAILE is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with more than 23,000 entries and nearly $700,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 5-18, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
Purebred farms from nearly every state and Canada bring livestock to compete in one of 10 expo divisions, which include dairy cattle, dairy goats, meat goats, beef cattle, quarter horses, mules and donkeys, sheep, swine, and llamas and alpacas.
More than 200,000 American and foreign visitors attend the hundreds of individual breed shows, sales and events. In addition to the recognition and prize money that comes with winning at NAILE, the value of the champion breeding stock is significantly enhanced.
The expo is also 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; Dairy Quiz Bowl; National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest; National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest; Junior College Livestock Judging Contest; and National 4-H Poultry & Egg Conference.