BATON ROUGE – More than 100 young farmers from throughout the state will travel to the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena with hopes of having their prized winning animals named champion during the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus’ 75th Annual State Livestock and Poultry Show.
The event provides an opportunity for youth to showcase their hard work in raising and caring for various breeds of cattle, hogs, sheep, lamb, goats and poultry. Winners will receive premiums, ribbons, rosettes and trophy belt buckles.
A week of events has been scheduled to celebrate the show’s 75th anniversary. Activities leading up to the Livestock Show will begin on February 23 with a Livestock Show Advisory Council Luncheon held at the SU Ag Center, a Livestock Information Social Media Blast will be held on Feb. 26, a Jagriculture Student Livestock Show Cook-Out will be held on the front lawn of Fisher Hall on Feb. 27, and a Jagriculture Student Livestock Show Information Booth will be set-up at the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union on Feb. 28. The 2018 Livestock Show will run from March 1 – 3.
The Livestock Show Office is currently accepting pre-orders of non-processed choice meats from various livestock. 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 picking up the meat 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, March 3 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena.
The office will deliver the meat to two locations, either the Cutrer Slaughter House in Kentwood, La. or Rouchers in Plaquemine, La.
Donations to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank are also welcome.
For more information on the SU Land-Grant Campus’ Livestock Show or to purchase meat, click here or contact the Livestock Show Office at 225.771.6208 or 225.771.4350.