The 36th Annual Acadiana District Livestock Show was held on January 23-26, 2013 at the UL Lafayette Blackham Coliseum. Thirty-three St. Martin Parish 4-H members exhibited their beef, dairy, sheep, goat, poultry, and swine animals.
The livestock projects (1) are tools for the development of life skills by 4-H and FFA members, (2) provide an opportunity to expand their knowledge of livestock production and management, (3) improve and enhance livestock production in Louisiana. Therefore, the purpose of the 4-H livestock program is to provide opportunities for young people to develop character and life skills. Character traits identified are: leadership, respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, caring, honesty, integrity, self-esteem, and citizenship. Youth develop life skills and character traits when they are involved in each phase of the livestock project from selection through the show ring.
The results of the 2013 Acadiana District Livestock Show for St. Martin Parish exhibitors are in the link below.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture