The 4-H Livestock project allows youth to learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills through hands-on learning opportunities. Participants gain independent responsibility, knowledge of production agriculture, and science through their projects. Youth can participate in beef cattle, dairy cattle, goat, horse, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and swine projects. For additional information about being a livestock project, contact Mrs. Bethany Corona at 318-728-3216.
The Northeast District Livestock Show is held each year usually the first weekend in February in Delhi, La at the Livestock Show Barn. The show just celebrated 82 years. Participates from the twelve Northeast parishes come together to exhibit their projects they have taken care of on a daily basis. Many participants will go on to participate in the State Livestock Show in Gonzales.
Raising broilers can be fun. Broiler projects are suitable for youth of all ages, from beginners to those with many years of experience. Also, broiler projects are well suited for those with limited space for housing animals. By following recommendations and setting up a daily routine of care, young people can have a successful and rewarding show project. The broiler project involves raising chicks from one day of age to market weight at 42 to 49 days of age. The broilers require some type of housing to provide protection from predators and to create an environment to promote growth; however, the facilities and space for broilers do not need to be expensive or elaborate. The primary objective of producing broilers is to optimize growth, so 4-H’ers involved in the broiler project will need to be concerned with the following: housing, brooding, heating, lighting, feeders and waterers, feeds and feeding, and health.
For more information about the broiler project you can contact Mrs. Bethany Corona at 318-728-3216
For the Broiler Project publication click on the following: The Broiler Project Publication
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture