Livestock

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East Baton Rouge parish is known for its Mardi Gras parades and LSU football games, but also includes a wide variety of rural agricultural enterprises. Livestock operations include beef cattle, dairy, horses, swine, goats, and sheep and contribute approximately $6 million dollars to the state's economy. This webpage will provide information related to livestock production, pasture and hay management, and upcoming events relevant to producers in East Baton Rouge parish.

Disaster Relief Information:

If you were impacted by Hurricane Ida (livestock production, hay, facilities, etc.), and in need assistance, please contact your parish emergency office at 225-925-7500 and they will contact LA Dept. of Ag and Forestry.

LSU AgCenter:

Production & Environmental Programs:

Upcoming Events:

October 7 - Louisiana Master Farmer Program Phase 1 training, Zachary, LA 5pm-9pm (contact Donna Gentry at 318-613-9278)

Helpful Resources:

Beef Cattle

Sheep & Goats

  • American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control – provides important and current information on parasite management for small ruminants.
  • Secure Sheep and Wool Supply - Information on developing an enhanced biosecurity plan for foreign animal diseases for sheep operations.
  • American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) – They manage the sheep and wool quality assurance programs and many compiled producer education resources.
  • American Lamb Board
  • Sheep 101 - Great sheep webpage managed by Susan Schoenian, recently retired Sheep & Goat Specialist at University of Maryland Extension.
Extension pages

General

  • Animal Ag Alliance – Their Animal Ag Allies or College Aggies Online initiatives could be of interest to those wanting to improve their agriculture advocacy skills.
  • Council for Agricultural Technology and Science – science-based information about food and agriculture compiled by industry and academic experts.

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The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture

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