In a release September 17, 2020, the staff of North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) released the following statement on social media: “GOOD NEWS #NAILE20! We will have a show. It will be modified from a normal NAILE, including being a participant-only event, but the show will go on.
Our entry deadline is shifting to October 1 with late entries due October 10 for most livestock shows with the Quarter Horse deadline moving to October 19. The premium book and online entries will be posted on our website tomorrow (September 18). Additional information about what #NAILE20 looks like will be available in the coming days.”
The Governor of Kentucky issued the positive ruling yesterday afternoon with the news dairy exhibitors across North America had been waiting to hear. There will be restrictions related to COVID-19 in place, along with a compressed show schedule with all breeds showing within the three-day weekend. The show will culminate with the selection of Supreme Champion on Monday evening. The staff of the USJersey organizations are now moving forward with plans for the All American Jersey Shows & Sales on November 6, 7, and 8, in Louisville, Ky.
In addition to the extension of the North American’s entry deadline to October 1, the National Jersey Jug Futurity deadline for final payments has been extended to October 1.
Premiums totaling $40,900 will be awarded in three shows. Last year’s All American assembled 601 Registered Jerseys™ representing more than 200 dairy operations, making it the largest single-site exhibition of Jerseys in the United States and the world for 2019.
These events will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, located adjacent to the Louisville International Airport. The confirmed schedule for the shows and sales is as follows:
Saturday, November 7
7:30 a.m. The 68th All American Junior Jersey Show, Freedom Hall
4:00 p.m. 63rd Pot O’Gold Sale, presented by Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Solutions Co., West Hall
Supreme Champion of the NAILE Junior Shows will be selected at the conclusion of the last show on Saturday evening.
Sunday, November 8
1:30 p.m. 67th National Jersey Jug Futurity, Freedom Hall
4:30 p.m. All American Jersey Sale, West Hall B
Monday, November 9
7:30 a.m. The 68th All American Jersey Show, Freedom Hall, (cows enter ring at 11:30 a.m.)
*Updated 9/18/2020: Supreme Champion will be selected on Tuesday at the conclusion of the Holstein cow show.
Details for the Junior Banquet and the National Jersey Queen Contest will be determined in the near future as more information is released on the guidelines that will be in place during the North American.
The Shows and the Judges
The All American Junior Jersey Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 7. Debuting in the Jersey ring is Kentucky born and raised Joe Sparrow, Worthville. His consultant will be Jared Major of Lebanon, Tenn. This is one of the richest youth-only shows in the world with premiums totaling $9,225, plus an additional $5,000 in direct financial support for exhibitors provided by the American Jersey Cattle Association.
The 67th National Jersey Jug Futurity will award estimated premiums of $9,000 on Sunday, November 8. A total of 752 heifers were nominated for the show in 2017, and 265 are still eligible to make the final entry fee due September 20. They will be judged by Terri Packard, Boonsboro, Md. Her consultant will be Richard Caverly, Benton, Maine.
The open division of The All American Jersey Show is scheduled for Monday, November 9 and will be judged by Justin Burdette, Mercersburg, Pa. His consultant will be Pat Lundy, Granville, N.Y.
The first and second place entries in each class of all shows will be named the All American and Reserve All American winners for 2020 by the American Jersey Cattle Association. The shows will be streamed live from Freedom Hall via webcast at www.livestockexpo.org.
The Premier Jersey Sales
Two sales, both managed by Jersey Marketing Service of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are scheduled to be held in the West Hall on Expo grounds.
The 68th All American Jersey Sale is the premier showcase for Registered Jersey™ genetics in the United States. Selection is underway to offer 60 outstanding females along with several high-ranking genomic young sires on Sunday, November 8 in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s West Hall.
The 63rd Pot O’Gold Sale on Saturday, November 7 in the West Hall of the Expo Center will offer 30 genomic-evaluated heifers that can only be purchased by youth between seven and 20 years of age. Presenting Sponsor of the sale is Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Solutions Co.
Both sales will be broadcast live with online bidding at Jersey Auction Live (www.jerseyauctionlive.com).
Visit the NAILE website at livestockexpo.org or call 502/595-3166 for complete premium list with show rules and entry forms. October 1 is the deadline for open and junior show entries, as well as final nominations for the National Jersey Jug Futurity.
The headquarters for the All American is the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport (502/637-2424). Rates are good until October 7 and remain the same as 2019: Double and King rooms are $150 night and Double Suite and King Suite are $160 per night. The link to book rooms is: http://group.hiltongardeninn.com/AMERICANJERSEY2020. Other local hotels are Holiday Inn Louisville Airport Fair/Expo (502/637-4500) and the Red Roof Inn-Expo Airport (800-733-7663).
The All American Jersey Show & Sale is an annual production of the American Jersey Cattle Association, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Mark Gardner, Dayton, Pa., is the General Chair for the 2020 events, with Michael Hurst, Waynesville, Ohio, serving as Associate General Chair. Committee chairs are Sale, Aaron Horst, Chambersburg, Pa.; Open Show, John Lemmermen, Galloway, Ohio; Jersey Jug Futurity, Tyler Boyd, Hilmar, Calif.; and Junior Show & Activities, Lynda Lehr, Canastota, N.Y. Approximately 100 Jersey breeders from across the United States serve on the All American planning committees, which meet annually in March.