The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center concluded its 72nd annual Livestock Show on March 7 with more than 350 exhibitors from across the state.

During the two-day event, young farmers and ranchers displayed animals that have been showcased or have won in-parish competitions. After the show, judges named state champions in various breeds of beef and dairy cattle, hogs, sheep, lamb and goats.

The mini-farm, featuring a variety of small farm animals, was held for children from local schools.  In addition, tours were provided to discuss different animals, their food sources, farming and how agriculture affects everyone’s life.

Dalacey Jackson, of Amite High, won Reserve Champion Market Steer class.

Mayshayla Dyson, a 4-H Member of Westside Middle School, won Louisiana Breed Champion Steer class.