2016 NAILE

Louisville – North American

We are only a month away from being in Louisville at the North American International Livestock Show.  It is our hope that you will be able to make the events of the big junior weekend and the National Southdown Show.


Junior Weekend With All the Trimmings

Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. will be the Southdown Skillathon in room 109C.  This popular event has really grown into a great activity for our youth.  With different age divisions and awards for each division, juniors can sign up at the door and test their skills on Southdown and sheep knowledge.


The Stars of Louisville Southdown Sale will be Saturday, November 12th at 12:30 in the room adjacent to the sheep show offices.  We have an outstanding offering of 35 Southdown ewes consigned to the sale.  You will be able to find a list of consignors and their entries online later this month or in the Louisville Preview publication that will be hitting the mail boxes soon.


Finally, on Saturday evening at 6: 00 p.m. will be the Southdown social and mixer followed by the 134th Annual Meeting of the Association.  We are set for room 107 at the North American.  Come enjoy a time of snacks and drinks, visiting with friends, and hearing the news of the Association.


Sunday morning, bright and early at 8:00 a.m. will be the Southdown junior show.  We have the ring reserved for a great Southdown event that will take all morning and part of the afternoon.  It will be a great junior show and one you will want to see.


National Show

The National Southdown Show will be Monday, November 14th, at 8:00 a.m. Entries are still being tabulated, but a great show is anticipated, if past history is any indication.  Billy Wade of Indiana will be the judge, and history is waiting to be made.

Don’t forget, if you have entered the National Show, to send in your matching funds.  At $15 per head and group class the matching funds payment to the Association allows us to boost the premium payout back to the exhibitors as the highest of any breed.


Spirit of the Breed

If you have that special person you would like to nominate for the Spirit of the Breed award, do not hesitate to take some time to fill out the application and send it to the Association office.  There will be more information on this wonderful way we say thank you to those that help in so many ways with Southdown activities, in the issue of the Preview that is in the mail, or you can call the office and I will be glad to get an application to you.


Futurity Update

We have made several updates on the Pot of Gold Futurity for this year and the latest is up on the website.  We are having record number of point forms turned in and a record number of youth participating.  It is going to be a great finish in Louisville!



Gary Jennings

Executive Secretary

American Southdown Breeders Association


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