The annual NILE Stock Show in Billings, MT, attracts equine and cattle enthusiasts nationwide. Short for Northern International Livestock Exposition, NILE is a can't-miss event featuring races, rodeos, shows, markets, raffles, socializing, and more. This all-ages spectacular is the ultimate gathering place for professionals, amateurs, and youths interested in cattle and rodeo culture. The NILE Stock Show provides an exceptional opportunity for breeders, exhibitors, and consignors to put their best animals in the spotlight. While some come to buy and sell, others come strictly to help preserve, celebrate, and learn about the ranching lifestyle.2022 NILE Stock Show Events
The 2022 NILE Stock Show is packed with events, activities, and marketplaces, bringing people in the livestock industry together. Marvel at rodeo skills, network with like-minded people or develop new skills in a workshop setting. The event-wide raffle offers participants opportunities to win top-notch horses donated by the country's most established and esteemed ranches.
Open Breeding Cattle Division
All Grand Champion Females and Bulls within each breed can show in the NILE Supreme Row Show. The Supreme Female and Bull will be awarded $1,000. Divisions include Angus ROV, AOB, Charolais, Gelbvieh & Balancer, Hereford, Aberdeen, Miniature Hereford, Red Angus, Shorthorn, Simmental, South Devon, and Texas Longhorn.
Junior Breed Shows
Open only to youth within specific breeds, Junior Breed Shows are among the most exciting to watch at the NILE Stock Show in Billings, MT. Each exhibitor works tirelessly to prepare their animals for exhibition to enter the ring among the ranks of the region's top competitors. Divisions include Junior Angus, Angus Futurity, Junior AOB, Junior Charolais, Junior Gelbvieh & Balancer, Junior Hereford, Junior Red Angus, Junior Shorthorn, Junior Simmental, Junior South Devon, and Junior Texas Longhorn.
The Commercial Heifer Classic Pen Show
This event highlights the best of the herd under the direction of a three-judge panel.
The Club Calf Show
Top-quality show calves take to the ring to show off strength and structure.
Junior Fed Market Shows
An opportunity for youth to show off hundreds of steers, lambs, hogs, and goats to compete for the top spots! This event is open to 4-H and FFA members between the ages of 8 and 18. For 2022's event, the Junior Fed Market Shows will be offered alongside Showmanship classes that are broken down into Beginner (ages 8 to 10), Junior (ages 11 to 13), and Senior (ages 14 to 18). Prizes are awarded to winners of each division for each species.
NILE offers a robust horse-centric itinerary consisting of barrel race events, the Gold Buckle Select Horse Sale, the NILE Colt Classic, the Ranch Rodeo, and team roping.
Experience the NILE Stock Show in Billings MT
The 2022 NILE Stock Show is an eight-day event taking place from Oct. 14 to Oct. 22 in Billings, Montana. In addition to being an incredible marketplace opportunity, the NILE Stock Show is a celebration of cattle and rodeo culture. You'll be fully immersed in "all things Billings" after an intensive stock show experience that will make you proud to know your way around a lasso. If you’ve ever wondered how Billings, MT, got its name, you can find answers to this and more when you visit.