Livestock Show

Celebrating its 120th year, the 2019 American Royal Livestock Show will be held Oct. 16-27 and the Junior Premium Livestock Auction will be held Oct. 20 at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri. 2019 Premium Book will be available by May 20th.

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 2018, the American Royal hosted its largest livestock show in over 10 years. Nearly 1,600 exhibitors from 35 states made the trip to Kansas City for the Royal. Throughout the two week show, over 3,400 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
2018 Livestock Show Premium Book
Livestock Blog

DNA Deadlines

All Market Animal DNA Due - COMING SOON
Late DNA Deadline - COMING SOON
($50 late fee per exhibitor)

2018 DNA Guidelines

Ownership Deadlines

All Market Animals - COMING SOON
Pedigreed Gilts - COMING SOON
Junior Heifers - COMING SOON

Entry Deadlines

Entries Due - COMING SOON
Late Entry Deadline - COMING SOON
($75 late fee per exhibitor)
Cattle Substitution Due - COMING SOON
Pedigreed Guilt Substitution Due - COMING SOON

Exhibitor Info