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
Livestock Show Premium Book
Livestock Blog

DNA Deadlines

All Market Animal DNA Due - August 10
Late DNA Deadline - August 17
($50 late fee per exhibitor)

DNA Guidelines
DNA Received As of 8/30/18

Ownership Deadlines

All Market Animals - August 10
Pedigreed Gilts - September 14
Junior Heifers - September 14

Entry Deadlines

Entries Due - September 14
Late Entry Deadline - September 21
($75 late fee per exhibitor)
Cattle Substitution Due - October 1
Pedigreed Guilt Substitution Due - October 1

Exhibitor Info