Makenna Babin, 11, pulled the rope attached to her 900-pound Hereford heifer, but the cow would not move.

“She not cooperating today,” she said. “Well, it does happen pretty often.”

Iggy, Babin’s entry in the LSU Agricultural Center’s 80th annual State Livestock Show, can be stubborn, Babin said as she tugged on the rope again, moving the heifer a few inches.

Makenna, a member of the Lake Elementary School 4-H Club, and Iggy were competing for the first time in the state show.

Makenna spent several days last week preparing and exhibiting Iggy and pigs. She also competed in showmanship contests.

She said she enjoys spending time with her animals and worked hard preparing for the state show, having won at the parish and district levels to qualify for her first state show.

Her hard work paid off when she won Reserve Grand Champion Heifer and Reserve Grand Champion Louisiana Bred Heifer.

Students from Ascension Parish exhibited livestock throughout the weeklong show.

Other Ascension results

Exhibition Poultry Showmanship: Senior division winner, Viki-Dawn Landry

Exhibition Poultry RCCL Champion: Jamie Lavergne

Poultry Better Patterned Breed: Female, Jamie Lavergne

Champion Bantam: Jamie Lavergne

Best Bird of the Show: Jamie Lavergne

AOSB Champion: Ned Hammatt

Reserve Standard: Ned Hammatt

Hampshire Lamb: Reserve Champion Louisiana Bred Female, Sophia Palmer

Reserve Champion Commercial Ewe: Maci Schexnayder

Supreme Ewe in Breeding Sheep: Maci Schexnayder

Champion Louisiana Bred Black Face OPB & Crosses Market Lamb: Maci Schexnayder

Grand Champion Louisiana Bred Market Lamb: Maci Schexnayder

Hampshire Hogs Reserve Champion Louisiana Bred Gilt: Matthew Delaune

Yorkshire Hogs Reserve Champion Gilt: McKae Dupuy

Champion Louisiana Bred Gilt: McKae Dupuy

Reserve Champion Louisiana Bred Gilt: Megan Bordelon

AOB Hogs Best Pair Gilts: Abby Lobell

Gray Braham Grand Champion Bull: Hannah Barrilleaux

Commercial Heifers NonBrahman: Reserve Grand Champion, Haylee Fairchild.

Supreme Champion Brahman Influence Bull: Hannah Barrilleaux

Grand Supreme Champion Beef Bull: Hannah Barrilleaux

Reserve Champion Louisiana Bred Hampshire Market Hog: Eden Schexneyder

Reserve Champion Non-Brahman Influence: Camryn Castrogovannie

Overall Reserve Grand Champion: Camryn Castrogovannie

In the Premier Exhibitor contest:

Sheep: Fourth, Eden Schexnayder

Beef: First, Hannah Barrilleaux and second, Jared Barrilleaux

In the Showmanship contest:

Poultry Senior Division: Viki-Dawn Landry