Monday, March 9

Southern University Ag Center Completes Successful 72nd Annual Livestock Show

Dr. Leodrey Williams (center), Chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center was honored during the 72nd Annual Livestock Show awards programs.  He is pictured with his family, long-time friend, Mr. E. Fields and members of his executive staff,
Dr. Adell Brown, Jr,, Executive Vice Chancellor and VC for Research and
Dr. Gina E. Eubanks, VC for Extension.
Baton Rouge, LA - The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center concluded its 72nd Annual Livestock Show with more than 350 participants from across the state on March 7th.  During the two-day event, young farmers and ranchers from across the state had the opportunity to display animals that have been showcased or have won in-parish competitions. After the show, judges named state champions in various breeds of beef and dairy cattle, hogs, sheep, lamb, and goats. The all-time favorite mini-farm, featuring a variety of small farm animals, was held for school-age kids from the local schools.  In addition, tours were provided to discuss different animals, their food sources, farming, and how agriculture affects everyone's life.

Showmanship was judged in different categories for awards. Winners received premiums, rosettes, ribbons, and banners. An awards presentation for exhibitors of champion market animals was held, followed immediately by the Junior Auction Sale.

This year’s show honored Chancellor Leodrey Williams for 50 years of dedicated service to the SU System and commitment to the Livestock Show.

Results from the show:

Market Champions
Grand Champion Market Steer: Adam Wilson, West Feliciana Parish ($5,400)
Reserve Champion Market Steers: DeLacey Jackson, Tangipahoa Parish
LA Breed Champion Steer: Mashayla Dyson, Tangipahoa Parish
LA Breed Reserved Champion Steer: Maliyah Johnson, Madison Parish
Champion Market Hogs: Guy Hayes, Jeff Davis Parish
Reserve Champion Market Hogs: Lemon Cooper, Jeff Davis Parish
Champion Market Lamb: Garrett Ortego, Acadia Parish
Reserve Champion Market Lamb: Kain Champagne, St. Mary Parish
LA Breed Reserve Champion Lamb: Chelsi Theriot, Terrebonne Parish
Champion Market Goat: Gentry Silver
Reserve Champion Market Goat: Madison Green, Bossier
2015 Beef Breeding Division
Category: Brahman Influence - Bull
Champion: Caplan Young, Winn Parish
Reserve Champion: Victoria Townsend, Sabine Parish

Category: Brahman Influence - Heifer
Champion: Silver Gentry, Calcasieu
Reserve Champion: Victoria Townsend, Sabine Parish

Category: Non-Brahman Influence - Bull
Champion: Morgan Thompson, EBR Parish

Category: Non-Brahman Influence - Heifer
Champion: Regan Greene, EBR Parish
Reserve Champion: Cassie Thibodeaux, Lafourche Parish
Category: Commercial Heifer
Champion: Lora Peace, Sabine Parish
Reserve Champion: Lily Gisclair, Beauregard Parish

Category: Beef Showmanship
Champion: Caitlyn Thompson, Bossier
Reserve Champion: Matthew Williams, Natchitoches

2015 Junior Dairy Division
Champion: Jordan Clement, Claiborne Parish

2015 Commercial Dairy Division
Champion: Matthew Williams, Natchitoches Parish

Category: Dairy Showmanship
Champion: Kyle Sonnier, Jeff Davis
Reserve: Camille Sonnier, Jeff Davis

2015 Market Lamb Division
Category: Lamb Showmanship
Champion: Caroline Dupree, Bossier
Reserve: Caroline Dupree, Bossier

2015 Market Goat Division
Category: Goat Showmanship
Champion: Catherine Dupree, Bossier
Reserve: Jordan Elmore, Claiborne

2015 Market Hog Division
Category: Hog Showmanship
Champion: Gabrielle Gresham, Winn Parish
Reserve: Jon Segura, Iberia Parish

Livestock show organizer, Christie Monroe, Livestock Show Program Director, can be reached at (225) 771- 4350.

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