LSU AgCenter rabbit show winners announced

Olivia McClure  |  3/13/2017 4:06:49 PM

(03/13/17) ALEXANDRIA, La. – The LSU AgCenter held its second annual State Rabbit Show on March 4 at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria.

Ninety-three Louisiana 4-H and FFA members exhibited 433 rabbits of 29 breeds.

Jordyn Gallant, of West Baton Rouge Parish, won Best in Show with a Mini Rex doe. Kade Huval, of St. Martin Parish, won first reserve with a New Zealand buck. Second reserve went to Dakota Manning, of Tensas Parish, who exhibited a Satin doe.

Huval also won Best of Opposite with a New Zealand doe.

The show included a Premier Exhibitor contest, in which exhibitors had to take a test and were judged on their knowledge of rabbits, and a showmanship competition, in which scoring was based on how well contestants handled their rabbits. There were three age divisions – junior, intermediate and senior – in each contest.

The following awards were presented:

Junior Premier Exhibitor: First, Isabelle Mathews, Rapides Parish; second, Chaleigh Burnett, Calcasieu Parish; third, Gracen Beebe, Rapides Parish; fourth, Ella Segura, Jefferson Davis Parish; and fifth, Robert Hubbard, Avoyelles Parish.

Intermediate Premier Exhibitor: First, Elizabeth Mathews, Rapides Parish; second, Julia Borne, Catahoula Parish; third, Elizabeth Borne, Catahoula Parish; fourth, Brittany Brouillette, Avoyelles Parish; and fifth, Konnor Roberts, Rapides Parish.

Senior Premier Exhibitor: First, Destiny Bearden, Union Parish; second, Dakota Manning, Tensas Parish; third, Elise LeBlanc, Cameron Parish; fourth, Courtney LeBlanc, Jefferson Davis Parish; and fifth, Caitlin McLain, DeSoto Parish.

Junior Showmanship: First, Isabelle Mathews, Rapides Parish; second, Garrett Lirette, Tangipahoa Parish; third, Chaleigh Burnett, Calcasieu Parish; fourth, Gracen Beebe, Rapides Parish; and fifth, Ella Segura, Jefferson Davis Parish.

Intermediate Showmanship: First, Susannah Parker, Beauregard Parish; second, Elizabeth Mathews, Rapides Parish; third, Laila Chenevert, Avoyelles Parish; fourth, Julia Borne, Catahoula Parish; and fifth, Alexis Cavalier, Livingston Parish.

Senior Showmanship: First, Dakota Manning, Tensas Parish; second, Destiny Bearden, Union Parish; third, Courtney LeBlanc, Jefferson Davis Parish; fourth, Caitlin McLain, DeSoto Parish; and fifth, Elise LeBlanc, Cameron Parish.

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Kade Huval, 13, of St. Martin Parish, gets one of his rabbits ready for showing at the second annual LSU AgCenter State Rabbit Show held March 4 at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

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Gracen Beebe, 11, of Rapides Parish, positions her Jersey Wooly rabbit on the table as she participates in the junior showmanship contest at the second annual LSU AgCenter State Rabbit Show held March 4 at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

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Judge Carrol Hooks, at right in blue, talks to a contestant about her rabbits at the second annual LSU AgCenter State Rabbit Show held March 4 at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU AgCenter

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