Acadia Parish Junior Livestock Show Jan. 21-24
CROWLEY – The cold, wet air is setting in, which means it is time for an exciting week that combines the thrills of championships with the enthusiasm and anticipation of Acadia Parish youth, the 2009 Acadia Parish Junior Livestock Show and Sale comes to the Rice Arena in Crowley, January 21-24, 2009.
This year’s livestock show will feature 2194-H and FFA members to exhibit their animal projects to show off the hard work they have put into taking care of their animals. There are several areas for which youth can enter. These categories are beef breeding, market steers, commercial heifers, breeding hogs, market hogs, rabbits and exhibition poultry.
The livestock show will begin Wednesday, January 21, with the weighing in of the sheep, cattle and goats. On Thursday, the lamb, goat and cattle shows will take place. Followed by the parish wide livestock judging contest open to all 4-H and FFA members. The swine and rabbit shows will be held on Friday. On Saturday, the rabbit show will take place. The event will then conclude with the livestock auction.
Youth and adults can come out to the arena and take part in tours where they can learn more about the 4-H and FFA programs, what it takes to show an animal, what products come from the different animals and a chance to get up close and personal to the livestock.
The event is open to the public. So come witness what all the anticipation and enthusiasm is about and support the youth of Acadia Parish whether it be as a spectator or to be a sponsor. If you would like further information, please contact the Acadia Parish Extension office at 788-8821.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, January 21
No animals in barn before 2 p.m.
3 p.m. - Barn is open for the Sheep, Cattle, and goats to arrive
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Lamb Weigh-in
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Goats Weigh-in
6:30 p.m. - Steer and Commercial Heifer Weigh-in
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Beef Breeding Check-in (4-H office)
Thursday, January 22
8 a.m. - Lamb Show immediately followed by Sheep Showmanship, Breeding Sheep, Commercial Ewes, Market Lambs (White Face Cross, Natural Color, Suffolk, Hampshire, Black Face Cross). Immediately followed by the Goat Show -(Breeding, Commercial, Market Goat, Showmanship)
9 a.m. - Cattle Show - Dairy, Steers, Commercial Heifer, Beef Breeding, and Showmanship
3 p.m. - Gates Open for Swine to arrive
5 p.m. - Livestock Judging Contest
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Scales open for swine weigh in and classifying Lambs, Goats and Cattle will be released after the show is completed (have 2 hours to load out)
3 p.m. Gates Ope for Swine to arrive
5 p.m. Livestock Judging Contest
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Scales open for swine weigh in and classifying - Lambs, Goats, and Cattle will be released after the show is completed (have two hours to load out).
Friday, January 23
8 a.m. Market Swine Show (Duroc, Hampshire, Yorkshire, AOB, Barrow, Crossbreds), Showmanship
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Rabbit Check-In followed by Rabbit Show
Saturday, January 24
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Buyer Registration (4-H office)
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Poultry Check-in followed by Poultry show
11 a.m. - 12:30 Buyer’s Luncheon.
1 p.m. - Livestock sale
All animals will be released from the barn after completion of their sale.