BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than 2,400 young exhibitors from around Louisiana are expected to bring their beef and dairy cattle, goats, sheep, swine and poultry to the LSU AgCenter Livestock Show next month.
Winners of 4-H and FFA parish and district shows may exhibit their animals at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales from Feb. 9-16.
AgCenter officials expect about 1,500 breeding animals, 1,500 market animals, 175 pens of broilers and 600 exhibition birds.
Six animals will be named supreme champions for beef cattle, dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, goats and swine.
Exhibitors at least 15 years old are eligible for senior champion livestock showman awards in 10 categories.
Livestock show manager Dwayne Nunez says there’s also a quality assurance and ethics certification program.