Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification Program

Sheena Grote  |  9/24/2010 11:45:18 PM

During the past twelve months, the State Livestock Ethics Committee has been working on a program for livestock exhibitors to promote proficiency in 4-H and FFA members' work in animal, dairy and poultry science projects. The program also promotes positive character and ethical behavior on the part of exhibitors, parents, agents, Ag teachers and project leaders.

The LSU AgCenter state livestock show programming for the 2011 show and all future shows require that all exhibitors participate in this program, the Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification. The QAEC program can be accessed at the following website:

Exhibitors can go to this site and complete the general tutorial and a tutorial for each of the specie(s) that they plan to exhibit. When the website is first accessed, exhibitors will complete a general Quality Assurance and Ethics tutorial. On completion of this tutorial they will be allowed to print an affidavit showing that they have completed this portion. This affidavit must be signed by the exhibitor and a copy must be turned in at time of entry.

The QAEC website has additional tutorials for exhibitors of beef, sheep, goat, swine, dairy and poultry within the program. Upon completion of each tutorial, the exhibitor will be able to print a copy of their certification showing they have successfully completed the Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification program.

Exhibitors will be required to attach a copy of their signed affidavit and certification to their entry form at time of entering an animal in a livestock show. Without this certification, exhibitors will be ineligible to show.

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