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North American International Livestock Exposition Returns to Louisville

New rules and safety guidelines allow exhibitors to compete

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 27, 2020) – The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) is heading to the Kentucky Exposition Center Nov. 3-19. More than 16,500 animals and their owners will compete at the event. This world-renowned all-breed, purebred livestock expo features numerous divisions of livestock competition including Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Meat Goat, Swine, Sheep, and Quarter Horse. 

“With the success of our other events such as the Kentucky State Fair and earning accreditation from the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association on our operational cleaning procedures, we feel confident in our ability to adapt and modify NAILE 2020 for the benefit of all those in the industry.” said President and CEO of Kentucky Venues David Beck.  “During difficult times it’s easier to recognize the importance of agriculture and how much we rely on our nation’s livestock producers. NAILE is a key player in the livestock industry and we’re happy to give our exhibitors the opportunity to show.”

To ensure a safe and healthy event, NAILE has enacted new policies to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This year the event will be a participant-only show for exhibitors and those assisting with the animals. Every attendee will be required to submit their name and contact information to allow for contact tracing.

Some of the additional changes to this year’s show include:

●        Masks are required inside the building;

●        Schedule changes, including the cancellations of the North American Championship Rodeo, Country Store, school tours, and awards banquets;

●        The Saddle and Sirloin Club portrait induction is moved to a virtual ceremony; and 

●        Increased hand sanitizer and handwashing stations will be available throughout the property.

For the full list of changes, click here.

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