Story by the LSU AgCenter
GONZALES, La. – Hundreds of young people from across Louisiana were named state champions during the 81st Annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show held Feb. 13-20 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.
To qualify for the state show, competitors had to first participate in parish and district livestock shows across Louisiana. At the state show, 2,363 youths exhibited 1,584 breeding animals, 1,492 market animals, 173 pens of broilers and 585 exhibition birds, according to the LSU AgCenter Livestock Show manager Dwayne Nunez.