Livestock

Given the health concerns with COVID-19, there is no guarantee that any LSU AgCenter sponsored parish, district, or state show will occur as advertised. With that in mind, all livestock show participants and families should note that the purchase and/or validation of animals are at their own risk and financial investment.

About the Livestock Project

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 the following project areas:

  • Beef Cattle
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Goat
  • Horse
  • Poultry
  • Rabbit
  • Sheep
  • Swine

Upcoming Shows

The following Show Dates are Tentative

State Fair of Louisiana: Oct. 28 - Nov. 14, 2021 - Shreveport, LA

Terrebonne Parish Livestock Show: January 22, 2022 (Will be held at the Assumption parish 4-H Ag Building)

District: Feb. 3 - 5, 2022 - Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, LA

LSU AgCenter State Show: Feb. 12 - 19, 2022 - Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, LA

Southern University Show: February 24-26, 2022

Important Deadlines

August 16, 2021: Validation for Steers

November 8, 2021: Validation/Possession for Beef & Dairy Commercial Heifers, Market lambs & Commercial Ewes, Market Goats & Commercial Does Due to the 4-H Office

December 3, 2021: Validation for Commercial & Market Hogs Due to the 4-H Office

December 1, 2021: District Livestock Show Entry Forms Due to 4-H Office

December 3, 2021: Possession Dates for Breeding Swine

The 4-H Broiler Project

Interested in raising chickens for 4-H?

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Join the 4-H Broiler Project!

Raising young meat-type chickens (broilers) is one of the most interesting and fun-filled activities a 4-H’er can experience.

The project lasts for only 42 days. The chicks will arrive in January with the birds being ready for contests and market in February. The chicks are brought to Houma at one day of age. Once you have the chicks, all that is needed is space, feed, water, and care. Other expenses include feed, housing, and other equipment (heating and lighting).Broiler project order forms will be distributed at the November club meetings, or you can email Mr. Reed rhimel@agcenter.lsu.edu. The deadline to order the baby chicks is November 19, 2021.

Click on the link for the broiler order form: The 4H Broiler Project info and orderpdf

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For additional information about the Terrebonne 4-H livestock program,

contact Reed Himel at RHimel@agcenter.lsu.edu


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