Lafayette 4-H Barnyard Scoop

Leah Bergeron  |  11/12/2018 7:16:56 PM

All 4-H’ers enrolled in the beef, dairy, sheep, goat, swine and poultry projects will receive this newsletter periodically. Monthly issues are available through the links below. These newsletters will include educational and informative material on such topics as nutrition, feeding, health, showmanship and reproduction in all species.

Be sure to adhere to all deadlines and regulations and follow all instructions in each issue. Also, 4-H livestock information is printed each month in the 4-H Hotline, which you receive at your school's 4-H Club meeting. By reading the Hotline and the Barnyard Scoop, you will be kept informed and up to date. It is your responsibility to become familiar with all rules that govern the livestock program and to keep yourself informed.

Please select the newsletter you would like to view from the links provided below the calendar.


August 2018
1 Market Steer Possession Date
15 Fall Livestock Show Entries Due
27 Possession Date for all species – Sugarcane Festival

September 2018
11 Possession Date for all species – Cattle Festival
24 Youth Livestock Educational Committee Meeting, 4-H Office
24 1st Year Livestock Exhibitors' Meeting - 4-H Office
27-29 Sugarcane Festival, New Iberia, La.

October 2018
3 Livestock Board & Awards Committee Meeting, 4-H Office
3 Livestock Advisory Board Meeting, 4-H Office
8 Possession Date for Rabbits, Rabbit Entries due 4-H Office
11-14 Cattle Festival, Abbeville, La
24-Nov 11 Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport

November 2018
1 Possession Date for Exhibition Poultry
5 Possession for all Market: Goats, Lambs, Commercial Does, Ewes, Heifers
5 Possession Date for Breeding: Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats & Poultry
13 Livestock Premier Exhibitor Workshop, 4-H Office
15 Spring Livestock Entries Due, 4-H Office
19 Livestock Farm Tour, TBA

December 2018
3 Market Hogs possession date
3 Breeding hogs possession date
6 Livestock Advisory Board Meeting, 4-H Office
10 Livestock Premier Exhibitor Workshop, 4-H Office
TBA Livestock Hoof Trimming Clinic

January 2019
8 Livestock Premier Exhibitor Test
17-19 Lafayette Parish Livestock Show and Sale - Blackham Coliseum
23-26 Acadiana District Livestock Show - Blackham Coliseum

February 2019
9-16 LSU AgCenter State Livestock Show, Lamar Dixon Expo Center

It is the policy of the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age or disability. If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in any aforementioned activity, please contact the Lafayette 4-H office at (337)291-7090.

The newsletters for the current 2018-2019 school year will be posted in early November. Please make sure that your child is a current 4-H member enrolled for this school year in order to be eligible to exhibit animals in the spring.

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