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Keystone International Livestock Expo kicks off on Oct. 1Keystone International Livestock Expo kicks off on Oct. 1

Close to 4,000 livestock from 30 states to converge on the 60th Keystone International Livestock Expo in Pennsylvania.

John Vogel

September 13, 2016

1 Min Read

Livestock producers from 30 states and Canada will soon be hitching up and loading up their stock trailers to “haul hoof” to the Keystone International Livestock Expo at Harrisburg, Pa. This 60th annual event is expected to draw more than 3,850 of the nation’s best beef cattle, horses, sheep, goats and swine.

KILE runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 9, and is billed as the East’s largest livestock show, according to Jim Sharp, show manager. Youths will sharpen their skills in junior shows and in showmanship competition, and join more seasoned competitors in open show competition. The event is a prime shopping opportunity for producers looking for top genetics.


Check out the accompanying partial KILE show and sale schedule. Details on KILE’s Ag Forum weren’t available yet. Click here for full details and updates.

Keystone International Livestock Expo kicks off Oct. 1

About the Author(s)

John Vogel

Editor, American Agriculturist

For more than 38 years, John Vogel has been a Farm Progress editor writing for farmers from the Dakota prairies to the Eastern shores. Since 1985, he's been the editor of American Agriculturist – successor of three other Northeast magazines.

Raised on a grain and beef farm, he double-majored in Animal Science and Ag Journalism at Iowa State. His passion for helping farmers and farm management skills led to his family farm's first 209-bushel corn yield average in 1989.

John's personal and professional missions are an integral part of American Agriculturist's mission: To anticipate and explore tomorrow's farming needs and encourage positive change to keep family, profit and pride in farming.

John co-founded Pennsylvania Farm Link, a non-profit dedicated to helping young farmers start farming. It was responsible for creating three innovative state-supported low-interest loan programs and two "Farms for the Future" conferences.

His publications have received countless awards, including the 2000 Folio "Gold Award" for editorial excellence, the 2001 and 2008 National Association of Ag Journalists' Mackiewicz Award, several American Agricultural Editors' "Oscars" plus many ag media awards from the New York State Agricultural Society.

Vogel is a three-time winner of the Northeast Farm Communicators' Farm Communicator of the Year award. He's a National 4-H Foundation Distinguished Alumni and an honorary member of Alpha Zeta, and board member of Christian Farmers Outreach.

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