Wednesday, February 12

Southern University Ag Center to hold 71st Annual Livestock Show

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Baton Rouge, LA - The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold its 71st Annual Livestock Show for youth participants, February 27-March 1, 2014 at the Maurice Edmond Livestock Arena, 14600 Scenic Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70807.  During the three-day event, young 4-H and FFA members from across the state will have the opportunity to display animals that have been showcased or have won in parish competitions. Each year, hundreds of youth ages 7-19 vie for top prize in this contest.  The prizes range from ribbons to top dollar from the sale of champion animals.

The main contests will include hog, sheep, cattle, and goat showmanship as well as guided tours for area schools.

The awards presentation and live auction will take place at the arena on Saturday, February March 1, 8:30-11:30 am. Proceeds from the meat sale go towards scholarships for participating students.

The purposes of the show are to stimulate a greater interest in increasing the production of livestock among farmers in Louisiana; serve as a basis for improving breeding practices for livestock; create interest in producing livestock products as business enterprises; assist in developing a better spirit of cooperative effort among rural and urban residents; and provide an opportunity for youth to develop ownership and leadership skills.

For further information, please contact Christie Monroe at or 225-771-4350.


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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