IMPORTANT NAILE INFORMATION:
As most of you know by now, the North American International Livestock Exposition is on! It was announced on September 18th that they are planning to move forward and have the show, which makes us all happy after hearing Denver had postponed. With that being said, it is going to look a little different at NAILE this year. Please find the information below for what we know will be happening at NAILE. There is always possibility of change. As we get more information, we will do our best to pass along information to our breeders.
- Everyone must enter through Gate 1. It will be the only open gate!
- Health inspections will be conducted at the time of arrival at the grounds. All animals must have a valid health paper with official USDA Identification.
- You will then be directed to the lot right there next to Gate 1 to receive your packet that will include all your passes.
- At this time, it is our understanding that each exhibitor will receive 3 barn badges for the first 1-5 animals entered, the more head entered the more barn badges you receive. If you enter 16 head or more, you should receive somewhere around 8 badges.
- The Barn Badges will be like lanyards, where you can take them off and give to another person. These will be to get into the barn. If you do not have one on you will not be allowed in the barn, but you can be out at tie-outs or the trailer. The facility is limited on the number of people allowed in the barns at a time and this is how they plan to control that.
- Mask will be required.
- The Pavilion (where Shorthorns are normally stalled), is partially being used for Covid-19 things. With that being said, there is a possibility we will be stalled somewhere different.
- Stalling will be the same as last year and we will be following our Stalling Policy. Please see that policy below.
- Bedding will be pre-bedded. They will disinfect in-between each breed but will not be able to re-bed, so be respectful when loading out and clean up trash. This will allow them to rotate breeds quicker.
- Shorthorns are lucky enough to be on the same schedule, meaning we will be one of the first breeds in and out of the barns. We will show Junior cattle on Saturday and Sunday, and Open cattle will show on Monday. We will start Monday with ShorthornPlus Bulls followed by ShorthornPlus Females. Then continue with Purebred Bulls followed by Purebred Females.
- There will be NO Spectators allowed in the show ring. Only people with barn badges will be allowed.
- There will be restrictions on the number of people allowed in the make-area with each animal. We do not know this number yet.
- They are considering opening up the Sale Arena for a certain number of spectators during sales only, but this has not yet been confirmed. This does not mean that those people will be allowed in the barn. Disclaimer, this is what we know as of now but there is possibility this could change. We wanted to get this information out to our Shorthorn Breeders to try and stop rumors and help you make decisions before entries close. Entries close on October 1st with late entries being October 10th.
Stalling Policy: We will be following the NAILE stalling policy. NAILE uses our entries from the previous year to plan how much stalling we receive for our breed. They will take a percentage away from our previous year entries and then take a percentage away for no shows of current entries. So, what does this mean for you?We get less stalls assigned for Shorthorns than what are entered. We advise that you enter more head than what you plan to bring because we will cut down on your stall space from what you enter by the same percentage that we are cut by NAILE. Please add space for tack to your entries. (NAILE does not allow any tack space when assigning breed stalling space)If you have any stalling request, we will take them, but we cannot promise that you will get them as we will be stalling where you fit best. Stalling request need to be in by November 1st to Emily at email@example.com, in order for them to be taken into consideration. Also, please contact Emily if you are coming or not coming to the show. Stall space will be made solely off of number of head entered.