Thursday, February 27

Southern University: Youth, families ready for Annual Livestock Contest

Ready to weigh animal

Cattle prep for weigh in
Goat weigh in
Baton Rouge, LA - The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center is excited to receive an influx of youth, families and animal at the Maurice Edmond Livestock Arena for the 71st Annual Livestock Show. The show contestants are arriving and weighing-in their livestock.  Showing and judging of animals start tonight at 6:30 for beef breeding and dairy showmanship. Other categories of cattle and species – goats, hogs, and sheep start showing at 8:00 am on Friday; and guided tours for school aged children start at 9:00 am. The show culminates on Saturday, March 1st with a live auction.

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.

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


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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