|Camille Sonnier, 8, from
Iowa in Jeff Davis Parish, talks to friends |
while feeding her calf, Pebbles, at the SU Ag Center Livestock Show.
Baton Rouge, La - The Maurice Edmond Arena in Baker is teeming with families as the 72nd Annual SU Ag Center Livestock Show kicks into action. The show runs from March 5th through Saturday, March 7th when it will culminate with an awards ceremony and auction.
Contestants advance to the annual SU Ag Center Livestock Show after placing in parish and district shows held early in the year. At the arena, contestants are busy grooming, feeding and entertaining their animals ranging from pigs, lambs, cows to goats, in preparation for the show.
Among this year’s contestants is eight-year old Camille Sonnier from Jeff Davis Parish who is showing her two-month old Holstein calf in the commercial category. This is her second year at the Southern University Livestock Show.
“It’s not just about winning ribbons; it’s about getting the animals ready and having fun,” said Camille.
Older brother, Kyle, has been showing animals for five years and said, “I like winning the ribbons, working with animals and learning from older kids.”
The Sonnier family likes the show because it's fun and has been a family tradition since Camille’s grandfather started showing in the 60s. Parents Chad & Aimee Sonnier agree that their children will show as long as possible.
All participants in the show along with the crowd of spectators will have a great time until the show ends tomorrow with the awards ceremony and auction.