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Acadiana Ag students gearing up for livestock show and sale

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Over 300 4-H and FFA exhibitors in Acadiana are getting ready for this year's livestock show and sale. 

Students from nine Acadiana Parishes will be brushing, shearing, and perfecting training to make sure their animals win the prize. 

Shows will feature over 650 animals including Dairy Cattle, swine, sheep, goat, beef cattle, and poultry. 

"We also want them to become good consumer citizens, and be respectful and humble, and you'll see that the kids who come out of these shows are really respectful of their peers," said Megan Purpera an Agricultural Educator.  "They're not sad if they lose their shows, they're going to go and shake the hand of the winner and give them praise. So we're teaching our kids about how to be a good citizen."

The event is happening at Blackham Coliseum Complex and will continue until February 3, 2018. 

The event is open to the public. Below are a list of times and dates for each event. 

Acadiana District Livestock Show
January 31- February 3, 2018
Blackham Coliseum Complex

Dairy Cattle Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday - 8:00 a.m.
Swine Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Friday - 8:00 a.m.
Sheep Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday - 4:30 p.m.
Goat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday - 8:00 a.m.
Beef Cattle Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday 8:00 a.m. & Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Poultry Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saturday 9:00 a.m.

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