SU Ag Center set to host the 79th Annual State Livestock Show

Meat purchases are now available


Baton Rouge, La. – Young farmers from throughout the state will travel to the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena with hopes of having their prized winning animals named champion during the Southern University Ag Center’s 79th Annual State Livestock & Poultry Show February 24-26, 2022.


The event 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.


Southern University is also the only 1890 Land-Grant Institution to still hold a livestock show.


“Being around for 79 years, we have seen changes and trends but our support for the youth of Louisiana is what keeps us moving forward,” said Harold Mellieon, Jr., Ph.D., Director of Livestock Programs at the SU Ag Center and Chair of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. “It’s great to see 3rd or 4th generation exhibitors coming every year and having a family tradition of competing and learning with others across the state,” added Mellieon.


The Livestock Show Office is currently accepting pre-orders of non-processed choice meats from various livestock. 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:


  • Whole Beef $2,000
  • Half Beef $1,000
  • Fourth Beef $500
  • Whole Pork $225
  • Whole Lamb $200
  • 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 picking up the meat from the slaughter house.


Those who don’t pre-order their meat are invited to make a purchase during the show’s ‘Junior Auction Sale’ on Saturday, February 26, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena.


The office will deliver the meat to two locations, either the Cutrer Slaughter House in Kentwood, La. or Rouchers in Plaquemine, La.


Donations to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank are also welcome. 


Masks and social distancing are required during this event.


For more information on the SU Ag Center’s Livestock Show or to purchase meat, visit or contact the Livestock Show Office at 225.771.6208.

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