The 81st annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show is slated for Feb. 13-20 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, where judges will determine the winners in various breeds of beef and dairy cattle, goats, hogs, poultry and sheep.
The show includes a quality assurance and ethics certification program that educates youth on proper and ethical use of animal health products, ensuring a high-quality, wholesome product, a news release said.
Champion market animal exhibitors, champion showmanship winners and Premier Exhibitors, as well as recipients of the annual Superintendent of Education Award, Attorney General Award and Governor Awards, will be recognized at a concluding ceremony Feb. 20.
“This event provides an opportunity for some of the most outstanding youth in the state to receive recognition for their hard work in learning not only the scientific principles that must be mastered but also the responsibility required to raise this wide array of animals,” said Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture. “This show also is about the dedication of the many parents, teachers, volunteer leaders, 4-H agents and FFA advisers who have worked with the young people to help them grow as people and responsible citizens.”