Friday, March 2

SU Livestock Show is in full swing

Contestant feeding animal

petting zoo guest
Baton Rouge, LA – The SU Ag Center kicked into high gear on March 1, with its 69th Annual Livestock Show at the M.A. Edmond Arena in Baker, located on Scenic Hwy.

Youth from across Louisiana arrived to vie for prizes in a competitive, yet family oriented environment with showmanship in goats, lamb, steer, and hog competition.
The arena has turned into a camp ground dotted with trailers and tents, housing family members and friends of contestants. They arrived bearing groceries, grills, an assortment of cooking and grooming tools, ready to work and play. While mom and pop fired up the grill for dinner, the youth were busy shaving, bathing and going all out grooming their animals for the show. The skills that the youth and the animals have acquired over the past several months will be displayed in showmanship throughout the weekend. Tonight, the arena will be buzzing with activities until 9:00 p.m.

Following the beef, goat, hog, lamb, and steer shows, and group tours, the “Night with the Stars” contest starts at 7:00 p.m., and by 9:00 p.m., all culled resale animals will be checked into designated pens.
On Saturday morning, the awards presentation, which starts at 8:30 a.m., will be followed by the junior auction and sale of champions.

For more information, and to place meat orders, please contact Christie Monroe at 225-771-4350 or 2241 or via email at


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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