The 2015 Sugarcane Festival 4-H Livestock Show and Sale is scheduled for Thursday, September 24th-Saturday, September 26th 2015 at SugArena in New Iberia, LA
. Traditionally, this is the first fall show for many 4-H exhibitors. 2015 will be the sixteenth year that all of the livestock events take place at SugArena. This facility allows for housing cattle, sheep, goat and swine overnight as well as washing and grooming space. Camper hook-ups are available on a first come first serve basis. The phone number for SugArena is 337-365-7539. Wood shavings will also be available for purchase. SugArena is located at 713 Northwest Bypass (off of Hwy 3212) in New Iberia between Hwy 90 and Admiral Doyle Drive. (Call the Iberia 4-H office if a map is needed or go to www.sugarena.com
The open livestock show (Beef Breeding, Commercial Heifers, Open Goat and Lamb Show which includes breeding, commercial & market animals) as well as the Rabbit Show are open to junior exhibitors from the sugarcane producing parishes. Youth must be currently enrolled in 4-H or FFA and must be between the ages of 9-20. Exhibitors must not have completed their senior year of high school. Baby Beef/Steer, market hog, Iberia market goat and Iberia market lamb exhibition is restricted to Iberia
Enclosed are the general rules, schedule of events and official entry forms for the livestock and rabbit shows. Beef breeding, commercial heifers, open goats and lambs (breeding, commercial and market) will be charged a $10.00
fee per animal. Entry fees will be used to pay for awards and premiums. Exhibitors may enter a maximum of 5 market animals per specie and may not have more than one breeding animal in any breeding class.
Exhibitors must have possession of their animal thirty days prior to the show and must bring valid health papers to the show. Show officials and/or local veterinarians will be checking health papers. Without proper health papers that have been checked, 4-H'ers will not be allowed to show
. All exhibitors must check-in upon arrival.
Rabbit entry forms are enclosed and should be mailed to our office by Wednesday, September 16th
. There will be a $3.00
per rabbit entry fee this year for rabbits pre-entered, so that premiums can be paid. A $5.00 entry fee will be charged for rabbits entered the day of the show.Exhibitors should return their completed livestock entry forms along with registration papers (for all breeding animals) and entry fees made payable to: Iberia 4-H Foundation and mail to the Iberia Parish 4-H Office, 415 Providence Street, New Iberia, LA. 70560 by Friday, September 4, 2015. Entries received between September 7-11 will be accepted but entry fees will double ($20.00 per animal). Entries will not be accepted after September 11th.