Friday, February 19

SU Ag Center gears up for the 73rd annual Livestock & Poultry Show

2016 Livestock Show

Baton Rouge, LA – More than 100 budding farmers from throughout Louisiana will gather at the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena in Baton Rouge for the Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center’s 73rd Annual State Livestock & Poultry Show on March 3-5, 2016.

The youth are expected to bring over 200 head of prize worthy beef and dairy cattle, hogs, sheep, lamb and goats to compete for the title of state champion in their categories.

These animals have been showcased or have won a parish competition before competing at this event. Animals will begin weighting in at 11 a.m. on March 3. Judging for the beef and dairy cattle will begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening. All other animals will be judged on March 4.

Besides animals being judged for competition, this year’s livestock show will feature a petting zoo, guided tours for school groups, face painting, and the Hall of Louisiana Agriculture.

Exhibiting youth will also participate in an ‘old fashion livestock decorating contest’ with their animals during the “Night with the Stars,” event. This event will be held two hours after all shows are completed on March 4.

An awards presentation for youth of champion market animals will be held Saturday, March 5 at 8:30 a.m. and a Junior Auction Sale will begin at 9:30 a.m. Meat buyers are encouraged to come to the auction to bid on the show’s meat. All proceeds from the meat purchases go directly to the exhibiting youth. This ensures that the youth are rewarded for their investments, hard work and dedication.

The annual Southern University Livestock Show provides a venue for youth to display what they have learned in raising and caring for livestock. Youth involved in livestock shows and agriculture related events learn responsibility, leadership and management that will help them become productive citizens of Louisiana.

For further information, visit or contact Curtis Chisley at or 225.771.5882.


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