Coushatta Hosts Natchitoches 4-H Livestock Show

The Natchitoches Livestock Club came to Coushatta last Saturday to hold their livestock show.  The club had difficulties finding a facility in Natchitoches.

Here is the report on the show by Natchitoches Parish Livestock Club Reporter Tatum Roberts:

It was a cool, cloudy day in Coushatta at the livestock show barn, but that did not dampen the spirits of the Natchitoches Parish 4-H members who were ready to kick off 2021 and show off their livestock projects.  Organized by Extension Agents, Randall Mallette and Pam Pearce the event featured eight youth showcasing three species of animals:  hogs, goats and beef.  Serving as judge for the day was Dr. Ashley Edwards, Livestock Agent for the Northern Region of Louisiana. 

The morning started with the showmanship competition.  The judge was tasked with selecting the 4-H’er who best handled and presented their animal. 

           Showmanship placings were as follows:

Hogs

Champion:  Cole Johnson

Reserve Champion:  Cooper Johnson

Goats

            *Senior division:  first place – Cooper Johnson

                                         second place – Cole Johnson

                                         third place – Madeline Mitchell

 

            *Intermediate division:  first place – Addison Ivy

                                                   second place – Taylor Allen

 

            Champion:  Cooper Johnson

            Reserve Champion:  Addison Ivy

 

           

            Beef

            *Senior division:  first place – Layton Parks

            *Intermediate division: first place – Tatum Roberts

            *Junior division:  first place – Bayla Procell

 

            Champion:  Bayla Procell

            Reserve Champion:  Tatum Roberts

 

 

Following the showmanship competition, the youth then exhibited each of their animals by species and breed.  According to Mallette, total of 26 animals were shown, representing numerous hours of work and care to get ready for this show.  “It was a great day for our youth to be able to exhibit their projects.  They are preparing for the district show that will be February 5”, said Mallette.  Assisting as ring-steward was Travis Rachal, a member of the Natchitoches 4-H Junior Leaders.

Placings that were awarded are listed below by each participant. 

 

Taylor Allen:

*First place Pygmy Doe, in 3 separate classes

*Champion Pygmy Doe

*Reserve Champion Pygmy Doe

 

 

Addison Ivy:

*First place Full Blood Boer

*Reserve Champion Full Blood Boer

*First place Percentage Boer

*Second place Percentage Boer

*Reserve Champion Percentage Boer

 

 

Cole Johnson:

*First place Market Hog in 2 classes

*Champion Market Hog

*Reserve Champion Market Hog

*Second place Market Goat

 

 

Cooper Johnson:

*Second place Market Hog in 2 classes

*First place Market Goat in 2 classes

*Champion Market Goat

*Reserve Champion Market Goat

 

Madeline Mitchell:

*First place Full Blood Boer

*Champion Full Blood Boer

*First place Percentage Boer

*Champion Percentage Boer

*First place Commercial Doe

*Champion Commercial Doe

*First place Myotonic Doe

*Champion Myotonic Doe

*Supreme Breeding Goat Champion

 

 

Layton Parks:

*First place Commercial Heifer

*Champion Commercial Heifer

*First place Brahman Bull

*Champion Brahman Bull

*First place Hereford Heifer

*Champion Herford Heifer

*First place early junior yearling Brangus heifer

 

 

Bayla Procell:

*First place early summer yearling Brangus heifer

*Reserve Champion Brangus heifer

 

 

Tatum Roberts:

*First place early junior Brangus heifer calf

*Champion Brangus heifer

*Supreme Champion Breeding Heifer

*First place Brangus bull

*Champion Brangus bull

*Supreme Champion Bull

 

The Natchitoches Parish 4-H livestock participants would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Red River Parish Police Jury and Nancy Nettles for the use of the facility and Natchitoches Farm Bureau for the sponsorship. Additionally, thank you to Tractor Supply, Raisin’ Canes and Dairy Queen for the kind donations.