In this article:
|4-H Agent's Message|
|Dates to Remember|
|Fall Livestock Shows|
|Jim Bowie Junior Livestock Show|
|LSU Livestock Show Breeding Animal Possession Procedures|
|LSU Livestock Show Validation Procedures|
|Special Record Book Awards|
|St. Landry Junior Livestock Association|
|State Fair of Louisiana|
The possession deadline is fast approaching! If you haven’t secured your livestock project yet, please do so by November 8th, exception is swine and miniature cattle. Registered animals need to be in the name of the exhibitor, not a parent or farm name.
If you plan to show any market or commercial animals, validation kits should be available soon. The deadline to turn in validation kits and payment is November 8th for all specie except swine. Swine validation kits and payment are due December 4th. No Exceptions! Please note that kits will not be accepted without payment.
Remember to enroll or re-enroll in St. Landry 4-H for the 2021 -2022 year through your school’s 4-H Club, through the St. Landry 4-H Office or online.
If you are a new livestock exhibitor or a previous exhibitor whose contact information has changed, please fill out the Livestock Exhibitor Form.
If you have any questions please contact the 4-H Office at 337-948-0561 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given the health concerns with COVID-19 there is no guarantee that livestock shows will occur as advertised. With that in mind all livestock show participants and families should note that purchase and/or validation of animals is at their own risk and financial investment.
November 8, 2021 - Exhibition Poultry Possession Deadline
November 8, 2021 - Commercial & Market Animal Validation Deadline
All commercial and market animals except swine
November 8, 2021 - Possession Deadline
All breeding animals except swine and miniature cattle
November 15, 2021 - Miniature Cattle Possession Deadline
November 19-20, 2021 - Jim Bowie Junior Livestock Show, Opelousas, La
December 1, 2021 - Rabbit possession deadline
December 3, 2021 - Breeding Swine Possession Deadline
December 3, 2021 - Commercial & Market Swine Validation Deadline
January 21-22, 2022 – St. Landry Parish Livestock Show, Opelousas
January 25-29, 2022 – Acadiana District Livestock Show, Lafayette
February 12-19, 2022 – LSU State Livestock Show, Gonzales
Each year, St. Landry Parish 4-H’ers have the opportunity to participate in several local livestock shows and the State Fair of Louisiana Livestock Show. Information is shared with parents and exhibitors through e-mail. It is the responsibility of the livestock exhibitor(s) and parents to complete and turn in entries to the appropriate person(s) by the entry deadline for the given show.
If you need assistance with completing entries for any of the 2021 fall shows or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the 4- H Office.
The Jim Bowie Junior Livestock Show will be Friday, November 19th – Saturday, November 20th at the Ag Arena in Opelousas. There will be Breeding/Market Lamb and Breeding/Market Goat Show on Friday night and Beef Breeding Show on Saturday. Showmanship will also be included.
Profits from the Jim Bowie Show benefit the St. Landry 4-H Livestock Program and go towards awards for the Parish Livestock Show.
All breeding animals must meet the possession deadlines listed below to be eligible to show in the 2022 LSU Shows. Only the exhibitor showing the animal should be listed as the owner on the registration certificate. Any transfer dates or sell dates must be before or by the possession deadline.
Exhibitors must have animals in their possession and under their personal care (and must not be in possession of a custom fitter) after possession dates. The possession requirement covers the period from the date of possession (listed below) to the completion of the state show. If an exhibitor does not have animals(s) in his/her possession during the entire possession period, the exhibitor must turn in a project/hardship form before possession dates. Any exhibitor housing his/her animal on any property other than their own must acquire and have approved a project/hardship form prior to purchase of animal.
|Beef, Sheep, Goat, and Dairy Breeding||11/8/21|
Animals that are not registered must be validated and in the exhibitor's possession by the dates listed below.
|Beef/Dairy Commercial Heifers||11/8/21|
Validation Hardship Statement
District and/or State Show manager must be notified within seven days after the validation deadline to be considered for a validation hardship. After contacting District and/or State Show manager, hardship forms must be immediately filed with supporting material stating hardship. These hardships will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by parish agent, district show manager, and state show manager. Only cases where it is determined to have been unavoidable* will the exhibitor be allowed to validate. This decision will be final and not subject to appeal. *Note: Forgetting to validate by the deadline is NOT an acceptable hardship and will not be considered.
The first year for many livestock families is learning the ins and outs of showing their project, which is why we would like to offer them the opportunity to be mentored by an experienced livestock family (showing the same species).
If you are a new livestock family and would like to take advantage of this opportunity; you are a seasoned livestock family and would like to become a mentor; or if you have questions please contact the 4-H Office.
Governor's and Superintendent's Awards
The attorney general of the State of Louisiana will present a plaque to one outstanding leader for their livestock and poultry project leadership with 4-H club members. Nomination forms are due in the State 4-H Office by July 3, 2022.
The C. W. Kennedy Memorial Award is presented to the 2nd highest individual record winner in the Governor’s Award Contest.
The awards will be presented at the 2022 State Livestock Show
The St. Landry Junior Livestock Association is made up of St. Landry Parish livestock leaders, parents, volunteers, and exhibitors. The association works in cooperation with the parish 4-H Agents to plan and implement educational opportunities, clinics, the Jim Bowie Livestock Show and the St. Landry Parish 4-H / FFA Livestock Show. The association holds monthly meetings that all associated with the St. Landry 4-H Livestock Program are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The next Junior Livestock Association meeting will be Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 5:45 P.M. at the St. Landry Extension Office.
October 27 – November 14, 2021
Be sure to visit the State Fair of Louisiana website at www.statefairoflouisiana.com for a detailed list of rules and regulations! Last day to enter is September 30, 2021 to avoid late fees!
Market animal exhibitors must have requested tag and DNA kits through our office prior to State Fair possession dates. If you have not the State Fair will not allow you to show.
State Fair Possession & Validation Deadlines
|Specie||Possession and Validation Dates|
|Market & Commercial Animals (except swine)||7/10/21|
|Registered Breeding Animals||8/1/21|
|Market & Commercial Swine||8/10/21|