OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 16, 2017 • LOUISVILLE, KY
photo of competitor at the North American International Livestock Exposition.

NAILE TIMELINE

1974
First North American Livestock Exposition held at Kentucky Exposition Center: featured beef cattle only.
1975
Sheep division added. Total number of Expo entries: 1,443, with 12 breeds competing.
1977
Expo came to be known as NAILE, and expanded to include swine and dairy cattle.
1978
NAILE Quarter Horse Show introduced, going on to become a top show in the nation.
1979
North American Championship Rodeo joined NAILE and performed in Freedom Hall.
1983
Draft horse division added to Expo.
1988
NAILE dairy goat show added.
1992
Llama and alpaca show added to Expo.
2000
NAILE added Boer goat division.
2007
Mule and donkey show added to Expo.
2015
NAILE experienced record-setting year: 29,181 entries and $110,000 raised for Sale of Champions
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