Iberville/West Baton Rouge Parish 4-H hosts livestock show at Zito Center

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Future 4-H'ers also had opportunities to practice their skills in the Pee Wee Goat Class at the Iberville/West Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Show.

PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville/ West Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Show Team hosted its 2014 Parish Livestock Show Jan. 17– 18 at the C.M. "Mike" Zito Multipurpose Center.

4-H'ers in grades fourth through 12th exhibited poultry, goats, sheep, swine and cattle.

There were more than 70 animals at the livestock show.

Eight members of the Iberville/ West Baton Rouge Livestock Show Team competed in the 2014 Premier Exhibitor Contest at the parish level.

Exhibitors demonstrated knowledge about their livestock

projects by completing an exam and skillathon. The skillathon focused on equipment, breed and feed identification.

2014 Iberville/ West Baton Rouge Premier Exhibitor Contest Winners includes first-place Beau Navarre, second-place Raylan Hracek and Breann Keowen, third-place Chance Hracek and fourth-place Hunter Monismith

Many of the contestants who competed at the parish level Premier Exhibitor Contest also plan to participate in contest at the upcoming Acadiana District Livestock Show and the LSU AgCenter Jr. Livestock Show.

The Iberville/ West Baton Rouge Livestock Show Team will compete at the Acadiana District Livestock Show Jan. 29– Feb.1 at the Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette.

The team will also compete in the LSU AgCenter Jr. Livestock Show Feb. 8-15 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Local youth are encouraged to attend the upcoming livestock shows to support the exhibitors and to learn more about the various 4-H Livestock projects.

In an effort to encourage future 4-H'ers to demonstrate their showmanship skills, the 2014 Iberville/West Baton Rouge Parish Show featured a Pee Wee Goat Class and a Pee Wee Swine Class.

Please contact Iberville 4-H Agent Christina Zito at 225-687-5155, or West Baton Rouge 4-H Agent Elliott Scroggs at 225-336-2416 to learn more about the 4-H livestock program.

The 2014 Iberville/ West Baton Rouge Livestock Show Team members from Iberville include Danielle Blanchard, Alice Cochran, Gabrielle Deslatte, Albert Deville, Christen Diamond, Daniel Easterly, Clayton Easterly, Brady Gourgues, Chance Hracek, Raylan Hracek, Claire Martinez, Hunter Monismith, Elise Persick, Gracie Romero and Racheal Sandidge.

The 2014 Iberville/ West Baton Rouge Livestock Show Team members from West Baton Rouge include Jaselyn Berthelot, Wyatt Berthelot, Kelsie Courville, Kolleen Courville, Amanda Distefano, Katie Frens, Breann Keowen, Trent LaBauve, Saige Lejeune, Bryce Marks, Kaden Mascaro, Sarah Melson, Beau Navarre, Ryder Rabalais, Emma Sarradet and Jenny Windham.