Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s 73rd annual State Livestock and Poultry Show will be held Thursday through Saturday at the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena.

More than 100 young farmers will compete in the categories of beef and dairy cattle, hogs, sheep, lambs and goats. The animals have been showcased or have won a parish competition before competing at this event.

Weigh-in begins at 11 a.m. Thursday. Judging for beef and dairy cattle will begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening. All other animals will be judged Friday.

Also featured are a petting zoo, guided tours for school groups, face painting and the Hall of Louisiana Agriculture, as well as “Night with the Stars” on Friday, in which exhibiting youth participate in an old-fashioned livestock decorating contest.

Awards presentation will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a junior auction sale at 9:30 a.m. Meat buyers are encouraged to come bid on the show’s meat. All proceeds from meat purchases go directly to the exhibiting youth.

For information, email Curtis Chisley at or call (225) 771-5882.