Livestock

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West Feliciana parish is known for its rolling hills, beautiful plantations, and historic sites but also includes livestock operations and pastureland. Livestock entities include beef cattle, goats, sheep, swine, and horses and contribute over $6 million to the state's economy. This webpage will provide information pertaining to livestock production, hay and pasture management, and upcoming events relevant to producers in West Feliciana parish.


Disaster Relief Information

If you were impacted by Hurricane Ida (livestock production, hay, facilities, etc.), and in need of assistance, please contact your parish emergency office at 225-635-6428 and they will contact LA Dept. of Ag and Forestry.

LSU AgCenter:

Disaster Preparedness for Livestock

Production & Environmental Programs

Louisiana Master Cattleman Program

Louisiana Master Farmer Program

Upcoming Events

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

Helpful Resources

LSU AgCenter Pasture and Forage information

LSU AgCenter Livestock information

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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