Plans Announced For 2006 Ag Expo Livestock Show

Linda Benedict, Coolman, Denise, Ables, Jason  |  12/8/2005 4:10:51 AM

News Release Distributed 12/07/05

MONROE – The LSU AgCenter announces the 2006 North Louisiana Ag Expo Livestock Show Jan. 21, 2006, at the Monroe Civic Center Horse Pavilion.

Jason Ables, LSU AgCenter county agent in Ouachita Parish, said the show is open to all Louisiana 4-H and FFA members, as well as members from neighboring states.

"This is an excellent opportunity for 4-H’ers to show off their livestock and compete for money, as well as other prizes," Ables said. "We are expecting a lot of participants. It should be a great show."

The jackpot is $5,000, and jackets also will be awarded to champion exhibitors, Ables said.

Fees associated with entry forms postmarked by Jan. 10, 2006, are: $15 per head for beef breeding, $20 per head for market steers, $10 per head for market swine, $10 per head for breeding goats and $10 per head for market goats. An additional $5 per head will be charged for entries postmarked after Jan. 10.

The show will include a Beef Division, a Goat Division and a Swine Division.

The Beef Division is broken into five categories: English Influence, Continental Influence, Brahman Influence, Commercial Heifers and Steers.

The Goat Division will have two categories: Market Goats and Breeding Goats.

The Swine Division includes a Market Swine category.

Check-in times for all animals entered in the show are from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. the day of the show.

For information, contact Ables at (318) 323-2251 or jables@agcenter.lsu.edu. Entry forms can be found at www.agexpo.org.

The Livestock Show is hosted by the LSU AgCenter, the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council, the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana Tech University.

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Contact: Jason Ables at (318) 323-2251 or jables@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: A. Denise Coolman at (318) 547-0921 or dcoolman@agcenter.lsu.edu

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