RHS exhibitors claim major livestock awards
CROWLEY - A host of young farmers and potential livestock buyers gathered at the LSU AgCenter Saturday morning for Acadia Jr. Livestock Show auction.
This was the first year the auction was held inside the auditorium at the AgCenter. It was moved there in case the cold weather that affected the shows of the past few years.
Barrett Courville welcomed the group and asked if they had any problems or suggestion about the new format to let them know and they would bring it up at their meeting in March.
Dylan Hebert, of Rayne High School, had a big day as he had both the grand champion steer and hog. Dylan’s steer was bought by Rusty Freeman for $5,000 and his hog was bought by Garrett Manuel for $1,000.
The grand champion lamb was raised by Douglas Zaunbrecher of St. Edmund School. The highest bidder for Zanubrecher’s lamb was Martin Petitjean who bought it for $1,750.
The grand champion goat award was presented to Annie Simoneaux of Rayne High School. It was bought by David Savoie and Wayne Hensgens who paid $1,000 for it.
The Acadia Parish Livestock Scholarship winners were Annie Simoneaux of Rayne High School and Kyle Henry of Midland High School, who were each awarded $500.