Southern University set to host 77th annual state livestock show

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA/WGMB) — Nearly 120 youth from 26 parishes will visit the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena with the hopes of having their animals named state champion during the Southern University Ag Center’s 77th annual State Livestock and Poultry Show.

The event is Feb. 27-29. The yearly show provides an opportunity for youth to showcase their work in raising and caring for various breeds of cattle, hogs, sheep, lamb, goats and poultry. Winners receive premiums, ribbons, rosettes and trophy belt buckles.

Local schools may also participate in a guided tour on Feb. 28. The tours will include a mini petting zoo, hands-on plant, tobacco free living and nutritious exhibits.

The event is open to the public, who may also purchase meat during the show’s ‘Junior Auction Sale’ starting at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 29. All proceeds from meat sales go directly to participating youth. The following meat choices and quantities are available:

  • One whole beef for $2,000,
  • One half beef for $1,000,
  • One fourth beef for $500,
  • One whole pork for $225,
  • One whole lamb for $200,
  • One whole goat for $175.

Since 1943, Southern University has continued the tradition of providing an opportunity for youth throughout the state to gain valuable knowledge and skills at its yearly show.

Southern University is the only 1890 Land-Grant University that currently holds an annual livestock show.

For more information, visit or call (225)771-6208.

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