Livestock Show

The American Royal began its existence in 1899 as The National Hereford Show. Since that time, the American Royal Livestock Show has grown to become one of the largest livestock shows in the nation! The American Royal has developed a reputation as one of the most prestigious and toughest competitions and draws an audience of owners, breeders, future business and agriculture leaders, and animal enthusiasts from across the country.  The Livestock Show is a national show that strives to impact the future of agriculture by providing educational experiences and scholarships.

In 2017, the American Royal hosted its largest livestock show in over 10 years. More than 1,600 exhibitors from 32 states made the trip to Kansas City for the Royal. Throughout the two week show, nearly 3,000 head of the nation’s highest quality cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats were exhibited at the American Royal Complex.

Media Pass Requests - Media Passes will be available by request. Please email Tami Parr at [email protected] with your name, affiliation, contact information, and number of passes needed. Media Passes will be available for pick-up at the front desk of the American Royal offices during the event.

Exhibitor Information 2017 Livestock Show Premium Book Livestock Blog

DNA Deadlines

Market Steer, Lamb, and Goat - CLOSED
Market Hog - CLOSED

2017 DNA Guidelines

Ownership Deadlines

Market Steer, Lamb, and Goat - CLOSED
Market Hog - CLOSED
Pedigreed Gilt - CLOSED
Junior Heifers - CLOSED

Entry Deadlines

Entries Due - September 12, 2017
Cattle and Pedigreed Gilt Substitution Forms Due - October 2, 2017

Exhibitor Info