In this article:
|4-H Agent's Message|
|Dates to Remember|
|Fall Livestock Shows|
|LSU Broiler Chick Orders|
|LSU Livestock Show Breeding Animal Possession Procedures|
|LSU Livestock Show Validation Procedures|
The possession deadline is fast approaching! If you haven’t secured your livestock project yet, please do so by November 6th, exception is swine and miniature cattle. Registered animals need to be in the name of the exhibitor, not a parent or farm name.
If you plan to show any market or commercial animals, validation kits should be available soon. The deadline to turn in validation kits and payment is November 6th for all specie except swine. Swine validation kits and payment are due December 4th. No Exceptions! Please note that kits will not be accepted without payment.
Remember to enroll or re-enroll in St. Landry 4-H for the 2020 -2021 year through your school’s 4-H Club, through the St. Landry 4-H Office or online.
If you are a new livestock exhibitor or a previous exhibitor whose contact information has changed, please fill out the Livestock Exhibitor Form.
If you have any questions please contact the 4-H Office at 337-948-0561 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given the health concerns with COVID-19 there is no guarantee that livestock shows will occur as advertised. With that in mind all livestock show participants and families should note that purchase and/or validation of animals is at their own risk and financial investment.
November 1, 2020 - Exhibition Poultry Possession Deadline
November 6, 2020 - Commercial & Market Animal Validation Deadline
All commercial and market animals except swine
November 6, 2020 - Possession Deadline
All breeding animals except swine and miniature cattle
November 13, 2020 - Miniature Cattle Possession Deadline
December 4, 2020 - Breeding Swine Possession Deadline
December 4, 2020 - Commercial & Market Swine Validation Deadline
January 22-23, 2021 – St. Landry Parish Livestock Show, Opelousas
January 27-30, 2021 – Acadiana District Livestock Show, Lafayette
February 13-20, 2021 – LSU State Livestock Show, Gonzales
Each year, St. Landry Parish 4-H’ers have the opportunity to participate in several local livestock shows and the State Fair of Louisiana Livestock Show. It is the responsibility of the livestock exhibitor(s) and parents to complete and turn in entries to the appropriate person(s) by the entry deadline for the given show.
Information for the 2020 fall shows is typically sent out via the Livestock E-mail list, however if you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please contact the St. Landry 4-H Office. If you need assistance with completing entries for any of the 2020 fall shows or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the 4-H Office.
State Fair of Louisiana Livestock Show
Date: October 28 – November 8, 2020
For State Fair of Louisiana Livestock Show information, please visit the State Fair of Louisiana website.
It is time to think about broiler chick orders for the 2021 Livestock Show. The 2021 LSU Junior Broiler Show will be a straight run show. Exhibitors will be allowed to show one pen of pullets and/or one pen of cockerels. An entry must consist of three broilers.
All broiler chicks for this show must be ordered through the St. Landry 4-H Office. Please complete the broiler chick order form and submit payment no later than November 16, 2020. The cost will be $.50 per chick. Only orders that have completed the order form and submitted payment by November 16, 2020 will be included in the parish total.
November 6, 2020: Beef, Sheep, Goat, and Dairy Breeding
November 13, 2020: Miniature Cattle
December 4, 2020: Swine Breeding
Exhibitor Responsibility and Hardship
Exhibitors must have animals in their possession and under their personal care (and must not be in possession of a custom fitter) after possession dates. The possession requirement covers the period from the date of possession (listed above) to the completion of the state show. If an exhibitor does not have animals(s) in his/her possession during the entire possession period, the exhibitor must turn in a project/hardship form before possession dates. Any exhibitor housing his/her animal on any property other than their own must acquire and have approved a project/hardship form prior to purchase of animal.
August 14, 2020: Steers
November 6, 2020: Beef & dairy commercial heifers, market lambs, commercial ewes, market goats, and commercial does
December 4, 2020: Market hogs and commercial gilts
Validation Hardship Statement
District and/or State Show manager must be notified within seven days after the validation deadline to be considered for a validation hardship. After contacting District and/or State Show manager, hardship forms must be immediately filed with supporting material stating hardship. These hardships will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by parish agent, district show manager, and state show manager. Only cases where it is determined to have been unavoidable will the exhibitor be allowed to validate. This decision will be final and not subject to appeal. Note: Forgetting to validate by the deadline is not an acceptable hardship and will not be considered.