Livestock Exhibitor Information

Masks should be worn at all times when you are not actively eating or drinking and when you cannot socially distance between groups of family and colleagues.

  • Important Deadlines

    Ownership deadline/DNA Deadline: Market Animals/Crossbred Gilts

    • August 15th


    Ownership deadline: Breeding Cattle/ Pedigreed Gilts

    • September 10th

    Entry Deadline: September 10th

    Late Entry Deadline: September 15th (with a $75 late fee per entry)

    Substitutions for breeding cattle/gilts: September 25th

  • Rules

    2021 PREMIUM BOOK 

    The Junior Market Livestock Show is open to youth who are at least 9 years old and no more than 20 years old on October 24, 2021.

    Breeding Gilt exhibitors must be 21 years old or younger as of January 1 of the current year.

  • DNA

    DNA Verification 
    Click below to verify your DNA has been received and your information is correct. If you have found an error, email [email protected] so we have the correct information in writing. Corrections can not be made over the phone. Please note: we are still processing as we receive DNA validation envelopes. If your DNA validation envelope was incomplete, you should have received an email earlier today.

    crossbred gilts - Updated 10.5.21




    Market Barrows - Updated 10.5.21

    DNA Deadline/Ownership Deadline: Postmarked no later than August 15th

    • Market Animals/Crossbred Gilts


    Late DNA Deadline: Postmarked no later than August 25th (with a $50 late fee per exhibitor)

  • Animal Health Requirements


  • Directions & Facility

    Directions to the American Royal Complex: 1701 American Royal Court Kansas City, MO 64102

    From the Northwest: (St. Joseph):Take I-29 South to I-635 South, take I-635 South to I -70 East, take I-70 East to I-670 East, take Genessee/Wyoming/Hy-Vee Arena exit and turn right on Genessee.

    From the Northeast: (Iowa, Liberty, MO) Take I-35 South to I-70 east (one half mile), take I-70 east to I-670 West (one mile), take Genessee exit – turn left on Genessee.

    From the West: Take I-70 East to I-670 East, exit at Genessee and turn right.

    From the East: Take I-70 West to I-670 West, exit at Wyoming/Genessee/Hy-Vee Arena exit. Turn left on Genessee.

    From the South: Take I-35 North to I-670 West, exit at Wyoming/Genessee/Hy-Vee Arena exit. Turn left on Genessee.


    Directions to Livestock Gate:

    Follow signage at Genessee (as you approach Hy-Vee Arena) Turn west onto State Line Road from Genessee. State Line Road immediately curves to the south.

  • Lamb & Goat Fitting Contest

    Sponsored by Sullivan Supply


    Click Here to Enter

  • Refund Cancellation Policy

    In case of cancellation of the event or unavailability of the event due to war, governmental action or order, act of God, fire, strike, labor disputes, or any other cause beyond the American Royal’s control, this Agreement shall terminate, and the exhibitor shall be entitled to the return of the fee’s for the event, less the prorated share allocated to the American Royal of the expenses incurred by the Royal in connection with the event. Refund of the Fees as provided in this section shall be the exclusive remedy of the exhibitor against the American Royal in case the event is canceled or rescheduled through war, governmental action or order, acts of God, fire, strike, labor disputes, or any other cause beyond the American Royal of and from all claims for damage and agrees that the American Royal shall have no obligation except the above stated refund. Requests for refunds must be submitted to the American Royal and are subject to the discretion of the American Royal.  Refunds will not be issued for events that are less than 7 days away.  A roll over of funds for future events is not allowed.

  • COVID-19 Guidelines

    Exhibitors and family members are asked to refrain from attending the show if they have been in contact with anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days, have a fever or other symptoms, or if you fall into a high-risk category as defined by the CDC. By participating or attending the American Royal Livestock Show, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the American Royal, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree to not hold the American Royal Association, City of Kansas City, Missouri, County of Jackson; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.


  • Payout Policy

    Premium money will be mailed to exhibitors and can be expected by January 31, 2022.