East Feliciana parish 4-H held its first livestock clinic May 9 at the Clinton Covered Arena to assist 4-H members interested in raising livestock.
The clinic was held to educate youth and parents on what is involved in raising each of the six livestock animal categories 4-H members can compete in, East Feliciana 4-H Agent Leanna Cupit said.
More than 30 youth and adults from East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes listened as youth and adult livestock exhibitors explained the process of raising and showing animals in competition.
Presenters talked about where and how to acquire an animal, housing, food and nutrition, health management and exhibition skills.
The morning began with presentations from brothers Paycen and Owen Brouillette, of West Feliciana.
The brothers have been involved in the 4-H youth livestock programs for many years, exhibiting poultry, swine and dairy cattle. The two were assisted by their dad, Marty Brouillette.
Donna Jean Heinrich, a former agriscience teacher who raises goats in East Feliciana Parish, shared information on raising goats.
East Feliciana 4-H agents followed with sessions on sheep and dairy cattle production.
During the dairy session, East Feliciana 4-H members Eden Robinson and Garrett Dooley demonstrated how to show dairy cattle.
The morning rounded out with the session on beef cattle.
West Feliciana 4-H Agent Meredith DeLee was assisted by 4-H members Victoria Dooley and Jacob Fly, who demonstrated showing their Braford Base heifers.