Southern University Agriculture Center to host 79th annual livestock show

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Young farmers across Louisiana will converge on the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena with hopes of having their prized winning animals named a champion at the Southern University Ag Center’s 79th Annual Livestock and Poultry show.

The show will be held from Feb. 24-26.

The Livestock Show Office is inviting local schools to come to the show on Friday, Feb. 25 to participate in guided tours. The tour will include a mini petting zoo, hands-on plant, tobacco-free living, and nutrition exhibits. 

Pre-orders of non-processed choice meats from various livestock are currently being accepted by the Livestock Show Office. All proceeds from meat sales go directly to participating youth as a reward for their hard work and financial investment.

The following meat choices and quantities are available: 

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

There is a processing fee that is not included in the original cost of the meat. All purchases must be paid by money order or check and made payable to the Southern University Ag Center Livestock Show, prior to being picked up from the slaughter house. 

Those who don’t pre-order their meat are invited to make a purchase during the show’s ‘Junior Auction Sale’ on Saturday, Feb. 26 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena.  

Donations to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank are also welcome.   

For more information on the SU Ag Center’s Livestock Show, how to purchase meat or register a school for a guided tour, visit https://www.suagcenter.com/page/2022-livestock-show.

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