The 2011 Northwest District Livestock Show was held on Jan. 29, 2011, at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shrevepor, La. The Red River Parish Jr. Livestock Club was represented by seven exhibitors at this year’s show. In the Beef division, Michael Arnold placed 1st in his class with his Brangus bull. He also won Reserve Champion Brangus Bull and Champion LA Bred Brangus Bull. Darrell McLemore Jr. was the Champion Sr. Beef Showman, Supreme Beef Showman, and the Sr. Beef Premier Exhibitor. Darrell also exhibited the Champion Brangus Heifer, Champion LA Bred Brangus Heifer, and the Reserve Champion LA Bred female.
In the Dairy show, Kade Maroney exhibited the Champion Commercial Dairy Heifer and he placed 3rd in his class with his registered Holstein Heifer. Kade also competed in the Market Hog show, where he placed 4th with his Hampshire and Champion with his Poland China.
In the Market and Breeding Goat show, Alyssa Woodard placed 2nd in showmanship and 3rd and 4th with her market goats. Madison Lewing placed 1st with her Commercial Doeling, 1st Aged Commercial Doe, Reserve Champion Commercial Doe, 2nd Full Blood Boer, 2nd Percentage Boer Doe, 1st Percentage Boer Doe, and Reserve Champion Percentage Doe. Carmen Latiolais won the title of Champion Full blood Boer Doe, Champion Market Goat, Champion Percentage Boer Doe and Supreme Boer Doe.
These exhibitors will be traveling south to Gonzales, Louisiana in the next couple of weeks to compete at the LSU State Livestock Show where youth from all over the state will be exhibiting their livestock projects. Congratulations exhibitors and good luck at the state show!
If you are interested in showing livestock this summer or in the fall, please contact the Red River Parish 4-H office at 318-932-4342 or visit us on Facebook.
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