Lindsay Baker, Fox, Janet E.
A native of Zachary, Louisiana, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dr. John Sullivan Jr. served as a beef cattle specialist and livestock show manager with the LSU AgCenter from 1966 to 2001. He was credited with several innovative programs, such as the development of a 4-H beef cattle leader’s guide and the production and implementation of computer programs used in livestock shows statewide. He made many individual visits to help others learn computer skills, from data entry to the use of clip art. Dr. John judged numerous beef cattle shows and events, conducted educational programs on beef breeding and evaluation and chaperoned numerous beef awards trips for over 30 years. Under his guidance, 4-H members were afforded opportunities to exhibit their livestock in national competitions in Chicago, Illinois, and Louisville, Kentucky. He also served on the 4-H Light Horse Advisory Committee. Dr. Sullivan organized Louisiana’s first All-Breed Performance Tested Bull Sale, served as secretary-treasurer of the Louisiana Brahman Breeders Association, and was adviser and assistant superintendent of the National Brahman Show and the American Junior Brahman Association.Dr. Sullivan took great pride in his work and was praised by the administration as someone who truly enjoyed his job. Describing his position as a great “fit” between a man and his job, co-workers and administration pointed to his enthusiasm for improving facilities and landscaping grounds and making numerous efforts to provide quality livestock shows and educational programs. Dr. Sullivan was a significant part of the youth livestock program from the LSU AgCenter for many years, and his contributions have been recognized by friends and colleagues alike through the establishment of the John S. Sullivan Livestock Exhibitor awards. Please join us in celebrating the late Dr. John Sullivan’s induction into the 2019 Louisiana Hall of Fame!
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