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Photo provided by Belinda Champton -- The Ascension Parish Livestock Show was held on Jan. 16-17 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.More than 90 4-H and Future Farmers of America members exhibited cattle, goats, sheep, swine, rabbits and poultry. Exhibitors gathered at the end of the show for a group photo.

The Ascension Parish Livestock Show was held Jan. 16-17 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

More than 90 4-H and Future Farmers of America members exhibited cattle, goats, sheep, swine, rabbits and poultry. The animals were evaluated by a livestock judge on their composition and competed for overall champion Honors, a news release from organizers said.

In addition, 4-H and FFA members displayed their showmanship skills as they competed for the overall champion showman titles for each livestock species. At the end of the show, all of the exhibitors and their families were honored at the Ascension Parish Livestock Show Banquet with food and awards.

The show was sponsored by Potash Corporation, SKR Construction and Coating Services.

The 2015 Ascension Parish Livestock Show exhibitors were Lee Amedee, Carolina Ascencio, Makenna Babin, Hannah Barrilleaux, Jared Barrilleaux, Michael Basso Jr., Brynnan Bell, Camryn Bell, Torin Bercegaey, Triton Bercegaey, Kendell Berthelot, Megan Bordelon, Sadie Bourgeois, Ethan Brignac, Keelie Brignac, Kelsie Brignac, Kyrstin Carpenter, Camryn Castrogovannie, Jace Chenevert, Jade Chenevert, Kylie Cliburn, Faith Colligan, Allie Daigle, Dylan Dauzat, Casen Decuir, Cole Decuir, Matthew Delaune, Kallie Deveer, Kassie Deveer, Emily Duguay and McKae Dupuy.

Also, Stephanie Epps, Brittany Epps, Mitchell Epps, Desiree Falgout, Haylee Fairchild, Jessie Fairchild, Anna Gautreaux, Cameron Gautreau, Carmen Gautreau, Damien Gautreaux, Mary Gautreaux, Brennan Graham, John Hammatt, Lindsey Hammatt, Ned Hammatt, Marlee Hebert, Trevor Hebert, Chloe Holifield, Trey Hebert, Brayden Hood, Austin Jackson, Tristyn James, Sarah Jordan, Jade Kendrick, Morgan Kendrick, Tobie Laiche, Torie Laiche, Matthew Landry, Viki- Dawn Landry, Jamie Lavergne, Abby Lobell and Karlie Lobell.

Also, Maegan McCormick, Madison Marquette, Sadie Melancon, Cheyenne Moran, Dallis Moran, Samantha Morin, Makenzie Naquin, Blake Nunez, Emmy Olney, Sophia Palmer, Brennan Percle, Alexander Pugh, Cooper Savoy, Adam Schexnayder, Anna Schexnayder, Eden Schexnayder, Jake Schexnayder, Kade Schexnayder, Maci Schexnayder, Calie Shaules, Rachel Stewart, Jillian Templet, Kamden Templet, Camryn Torres, Gabrial Trippi, Elias Turner, Madylyn Turner, Joey Zeringue, Paige Zeringue and Zack Zeringue.

The 2015 Ascension Parish Overall winners were:

Jamie Lavergne, Overall Champion Market Goat.

Desiree Falgout, Overall Champion Breeding Goat.

Sarah Jordan, Overall Champion Goat Showman.

Camryn Castrogovannie, Overall Champion Market Steer.

Hannah Barrilleaux, Overall Champion Bull.

Makenna Babin, Overall Champion Heifer.

Calie Shaules, Overall Champion Beef Showman.

Eden Schexnayder, Overall Champion Market Lamb.

Sophia Palmer, Overall Champion Breeding Sheep.

Eden Schexnayder, Overall Champion Sheep Showman.

Cheyenne Moran, Overall Champion Market Pig.

Tobie Laiche, Overall Champion Breeding Pig and Overall Champion Swine Showman.

Jade Chenevert, Overall Champion Bird in Show.

Lindsey Hammatt; Overall Champion Poultry Showman.

Jade Chenevert, Overall Champion Rabbit.

Sadie Bourgeois, Overall Champion Meat Pen and Sadie Bourgeois, Overall Champion Rabbit Showman.