SU Ag Center set to host its 77th Annual State Livestock Show

Livestock Show

Meat purchases are available

Nearly 120 youth from 26 parishes will come to the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena with the hopes of having their animals named state champion during the Southern University Ag Center’s 77th Annual State Livestock and Poultry Show.

The event will be held on February 27 – 29 in Baton Rouge, LA. This annual show provides an opportunity for youth to showcase their hard work in raising and caring for various breeds of cattle, hogs, sheep, lamb, goats, and poultry. Winners will receive premiums, ribbons, rosettes and trophy belt buckles.

Local schools are also invited to participate in the show’s guided tours on February 28. The tours will include a mini petting zoo, hands-on plant, tobacco-free living, and nutrition exhibits.

The Livestock Show Office is currently accepting pre-orders of non-processed meat. All proceeds from meat sales go directly to participating youth as a reward for their hard work and financial investment. The following meat choices and quantities are available:

  • One whole beef $2,000
  • One-half beef $1,000
  • One-fourth beef $500
  • One whole pork $225
  • One whole lamb $200
  • One whole goat is $175

There is a processing fee that is not included in the original cost of the meat. All purchases must be paid by money order or check and made payable to the Southern University Ag Center Livestock Show, prior to being picked up from the slaughterhouse.

The general public is also welcome to attend and purchase meat during the show’s ‘Junior Auction Sale’ on Saturday, February 29 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena.

The office will deliver the meat to either Cutrer’s Slaughter House in Kentwood (985) 229-2478 or Rouchers in Plaquemine (225) 687-4258.

Since 1943, Southern University has continued the tradition of providing an opportunity for youth throughout the state to gain valuable knowledge and skills at its Annual State Livestock and Poultry Show. The Livestock Show provides a venue for youth to showcase their animals, develop entrepreneurship skills, build character and receive leadership training.

Southern University is the only 1890 Land-Grant University that currently holds an annual Livestock Show.

For more information on the SU Ag Center’s Livestock Show, how to purchase meat or register a school for a guided tour, visit Livestock Show, call 225-771-6208 or email