Cenla competitors win big in 75th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show

GONZALES – Hundreds of young people from across Louisiana were named state champions during the 75th Annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show presented by Price LeBlanc Feb. 13-20 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

To qualify for the state show, competitors had to first participate in parish and district livestock shows across Louisiana. At the state show, more than 3,000 young people competed with more than 6,000 animals, according to the LSU AgCenter Livestock Show office.

This year’s show was dedicated to Dr. Terry Dumas – a familiar face to many current and former participants in Louisiana 4-H and FFA livestock projects.

Dumas served more than 37 years in the LSU AgCenter before retiring in November 2009. Most of his career was spent working in some capacity with youth livestock projects.

Judges at the LSU AgCenter Livestock Show determined 2010 state champions in various breeds of beef and dairy cattle, goats, hogs, poultry and sheep.

Although the event showcases examples of the state’s important livestock industries, LSU AgCenter administrators say it is about much more than that.

“This show is much more about recognizing champion young people than it is about naming champion animals,” said Dr. Bill Richardson, LSU AgCenter chancellor. “Every youngster who participated in this show is a champion because of the dedication, skills and knowledge they’ve demonstrated by caring for their animals.”

Dr. Paul Coreil, LSU AgCenter vice chancellor, said the livestock show demonstrates the result of years of hard work on the part of the 4-H and FFA members.

“But we also see the support of parents, teachers, volunteer leaders and others who helped them along the way,” Coreil said.

A new feature to the Livestock Show in 2010 is the designation of Supreme Champions for breeding animals in each livestock category. The winners from Central Louisiana this year are:

Supreme Champion Beef Heifer –Kelli Lucas, Rapides 4-H (Beefmaster).
Supreme Champion Goat – Lauren James, Rapides 4-H.

Following is a list of additional Central Louisiana winners in various livestock categories and their home parishes and 4-H or FFA affiliation:

Broilers
Champion Pen of Broilers – Donald Adams, Northwood High School FFA

Exhibition Poultry

Reserve Champion Modern Game – Hailey Price, Avoyelles 4-H

Champion Feather Leg – Douglas Guillory, Avoyelles 4-H

Reserve Champion American – Dylan Adams, Avoyelles 4-H

Champion Asiatic – Dawanna Brownlee, Rapides 4-H

Reserve Champion Mediterranean – Joshua Firmin, Avoyelles 4-H

Champion Continental – Trenton Brownlee, Rapides 4-H

Reserve Champion Continental – Trenton Brownlee, Rapides 4-H

Reserve Champion Any Other Standard Breed – Cade Adams, Avoyelles 4-H

Breeding Goats

Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Purebred Boer Buck – Lauren James, Rapides 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Purebred Boer Doe – Lauren James, Rapides 4-H

Champion Purebred Pigmy Doe – Stefanie Ferguson, Winn 4-H

Reserve Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Purebred Pigmy Doe – Kaylee Beaubouef, Avoyelles 4-H

Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Purebred Pigmy Doe – Karli McCaleb, Avoyelles 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Any Other Breed Buck – Kane Deshotel, Evangeline 4-H

Champion Any Other Breed Doe – Adrienne Hebert, Acadia 4-H

Market Swine

Champion Yorkshire – Carli Fontenot, Evangeline 4-H

Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Yorkshire – Casey Pouchton, Allen 4-H

Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Barrow – Zachary Manuel, Evangeline 4-H

Breeding Swine

Champion Louisiana-bred Any Other Breed – Kayla Decuir , Avoyelles 4-H

Breeding Sheep

Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Commercial Ewe – Sydney Stevens, Calcasieu 4-H

Market Steers

Champion Overall Market Steer – Kristin Russell, Concordia 4-H

Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Overall Market Steer – Jeanne Rabalais, Rapides 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred British Market Steer – Jeanne Rabalais, Rapides 4-H

Champion Any Other Breed Market Steer – Kristin Russell, Concordia 4-H

Breeding Beef

Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Angus Bull – James Welch, Allen 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Beefmaster Bull – Kelli Lucas, Rapides 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Beefmaster Heifer – Kelli Lucas, Rapides 4-H

Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Beefmaster Heifer – Kagen Midkiff, Beauregard 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Brahman Heifer – Sarah Cook, Rapides 4-H

Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Brahman Heifer – Sarah Cook, Rapides 4-H

Champion Brangus Heifer – Tobi Parrott, Evangeline 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Charolais Bull – Dakota Martin, Avoyelles 4-H

Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Charolais Bull – Isaac Martin, Iberia 4-H

Champion Hereford Bull – Sarah Fontenot, Evangeline 4-H

Reserve Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Hereford Bull – Ty Hill, Allen 4-H

Reserve Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Hereford Heifer – Camron Fontenot, Evangeline 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Limousin Bull – Courtney Hebert, Beauregard 4-H

Reserve Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Red Brahman Bull – Briar Fontenot, Evangeline 4-H
Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Red Brahman Heifer – Samantha Cone, Lincoln 4-H

Champion Red Brangus Heifer – Allison Deshotel, Evangeline 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Santa Gertrudis Bull – Claire Jones, Beauregard 4-H

Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Santa Gertrudis Bull – Justin Johnson, Rapides 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Santa Gertrudis Heifer – Claire Jones, Beauregard 4-H

Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Santa Gertrudis Heifer – Claire Jones, Beauregard 4-H

Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Simmental Heifer – Mary Beth Anderson, Allen 4-H

Reserve Champion Louisiana-bred Any Other Breed, Non-Brahman Influence, Bull – Dylan Taylor, Beauregard 4-H

Dairy

Jr. Champion and Jr. Champion Louisiana-bred Yearling Guernsey – Robert Fusilier, Evangeline 4-H

Overall Jr. Champion and Overall Jr. Champion Louisiana-bred Guernsey – Robert Fusilier, Evangeline 4-H

Sr. Champion Guernsey – Allison Fusilier, Evangeline 4-H

Reserve Sr. Champion and Sr. Champion Louisiana-bred Guernsey – Robert Fusilier, Evangeline 4-H

Champion Guernsey – Allison Fusilier, Evangeline 4-H

Reserve Champion and Champion Louisiana-bred Guernsey – Robert Fusilier, Evangeline 4-H

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