Preparations for the 2009 Evangeline Parish Livestock Show underway; show opens January 22

By: Todd Fontenot

Assistant County Agent (4-H),

Evangeline Parish

On behalf of the Evangeline Parish Livestock exhibitors and parents, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to last year’s support of the Evangeline Parish Livestock Show.

We welcome you and the public January 22, to January 24, to the 2009 show and sale. The success of this program is attributed to the countless efforts of our area businesses. Listed here are the supporters. Acadiana Risk Management, Ace Hardware, Craig Aguillard, Basile State Bank, Boco’s Engine Service, Dwayne and Tina Brignac Family, Citizens Bank, CLECO, Cooper Cameron, Coreil Veterinary Clinic, Ricky Duhon, Evangeline Bank and Trust Co., Evangeline Farmers Co-op, Evangeline Cattleman’s Association, Evangeline Sweet Potato Association, Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau, Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Posse, Evangeline Parish Police Jury, Evangeline Parish Solid Waste/BFI, Evangeline Parish School Board, Fontenot’s Red Brahman, First South Farm Credit, Fontenot’s Physical Therapy and West, Guillory Accounting Service, Memory of Voicy Guillory, Hancock Bank, J Y Ranch, Kinder Livestock Auction, KVPI, Landreneau and Associates, LaHaye Brangus, Louisiana Federal Land Bank, Manuel Hardware Inc., Rixby Manuel Auto Sales, Bob Marcantel Club Lambs, Sheriff Eddie Soileau, Rixby Manuel Auto Sales, Opelousas Daily World, Ortego’s Food Store, R & P Farms-Rene Prejean, Ranch Supply Co., Chris Rainey and Associates, Rick’s RV Sales and Service, Star Fire Charolais, Soileau Brothers Swine Farm, Brud Soileau, Ted Soileau, Frenella Saucier , Tate’s Livestock Supply, Tate’s Men and Boys, Town and Country Animal Clinic, T-Boy’s Slaughter House, Tri-Parish Trading Limited, Union Tank Car, Ville Platte Gazette, Vidrine Community Clinic and Weelo’s Grocery and Meat Market.

The 2009 Junior Livestock Show Schedule of Events are as follows:

Friday, January 23,

•8 a.m. – Judge Breeding Goats, Breeding Sheep

•9 a.m. – Judge Market Goats, Goat Showmanship, Market Lambs, Sheep Showmanship

•9:45 a.m. – Judge Broilers

•12:30 p.m. – Judge Market Hogs, Swine Showmanship

•4 p.m. – Livestock and Dairy Judging Contest

Saturday, January 24

• 8 a.m. – Beef Cattle and Beef Showmanship

•9 a.m. – Judge Dairy Cattle, Dairy Showmanship

•1 p.m. – Market Animal Sale

Evangeline 4-H exhibitors and their parents give a special thanks to the 2008 Junior Livestock Sale Market Animal buyers: Craig Aguillard, Kent Aguillard, Greg Ardoin, Dr. Greg Ardoin, Kern Ardoin, Basile State Bank, Big Mamou Bio Solids, Blake’s Family Pharmacy, Trent Brignac, Lucas Buller, Cajun Appraisals, CLECO, Dr. Mark Coreil, Crop Production Services-Whiteville, Crop Production Services-Elton, Curtis Cormier Farms, D H Daniels - Lafayette, Luke Deshotel Construction, Dirk Deville, Dr. Ben Doga, Schelly Doise, Dr. Henry Dupre, Evangeline Farm Bureau, Evangeline Police Jury Members, Farmers Gas (Mamou), Farmers Rice Mill, First Choice Medical Staffing, Benny Fontenot, Cody Fontenot, Dr. Tommy Fontenot, Fournerat an Toups Farms, Fred’s Electric, Eric Gill State Farm, Guaranty Bank of Mamou, Hebert Medical Group, Tommy Huet, Dave Johnson, Ronald Johnson Trucking, Karey’s Roux, Kinder Livestock, Tom Klumpp Equipment, Senator Eric Lafleur, Langley House Leveling, Walter Lee, Kevin Lejeune Chiropractor, Neal Lejeune Farms, Louisiana Home Builders, Louisiana Rice Mill, Mamou Feed, Marcantel Club Lambs, Medicine Chest Pharmacy, Greg and Tricia Monier, Chris Montgomery, Morein Motors, Piggly Wiggly, Chad Pitre Attorney, Perry Pitre Ford, Pitre Rice, Po Boys Auto, Pool Shoppe LLC, Prairie Cajun Wholesale, Progressive Tractor, Ranch Supply Co., Ricetec, Kevin Shipp, Roland Smith, Brud and Jamie Soileau, Soileau Industries, Sheriff Eddie Soileau, Sara Tubre, Union Tank Car, Vidrine’s Tire, Ville Platte Rice Drier, West and Vidrine Attorney and Young Oilfield Service.

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