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 2016, more than 1,770 exhibitors from 31 states made the trip to Kansas City for the Royal. Throughout the two week show, over 2,000 head of the nation’s highest quality cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats were exhibited at the American Royal Complex.

2017 Tentative Schedule

DNA Deadlines:

DNA Envelopes Available to Order - Order Form
Market Steer, Lamb, and Goat - August 1, 2017
Market Hog - August 22, 2017

2017 DNA Guidelines

 Ownership Deadlines:

Market Steer, Lamb, and Goat - August 1, 2017
Market Hog - August 22, 2017
Pedigreed Gilt - September 12, 2017
Junior Heifers - September 12, 2017

Entry Deadlines:

Entry Forms Available - July 10, 2017
Entries Due - September 12, 2017
Cattle and Pedigreed Gilt Substitution Forms Due - October 2, 2017

2017 Livestock Show Premium Book