Story City youths headed to world’s largest livestock expo

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

Kade and Nathan Faga of Story City have entered a total of four head of market lambs (three by Kade and one by Nathan) in the Sheep Division of the 41st Annual North American International Exposition (NAILE). The NAILE is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with nearly 27,000 entries and nearly $750,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for November 8-21, 2014, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in 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, cowboy mounted shooting, quarter horses, draft horses, sheep, swine and llamas and alpacas. More than 200,000 American and International visitors attend the hundreds of individual breed shows, sales and events. In addition to the recognition and prize money that comes with winning at the NAILE, the value of the champion breeding stock is singificantly enhanced.

The NAILE is produced by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Kentucky State Fair Board. It is held at the Commonwealth’s giant Kentucky Exposition Center, which features over 1,200,000 square feet of climate-controlled exhibition space.

For more information go to www.livestockexpo.org where a complete schedule and related information is available.