Emily Vidalier of Forked Island-E. Broussard Elementary exhibited the Grand Champion Commercial Heifer at the 46th Annual Vermilion 4-H Livestock Show and Sale. Emily received a bag, ribbon, cash award and a belt buckle. The buckle is sponsored in memory of Freddie LeMaire, Jr., by Scottie LeMaire, Sydney, Tammy and Jamie Gaspard. Her cash award is sponsored by the Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Association. Emily also showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb, exhibited the Grand Champion Commercial Ewe; placed 1st in 9-11 year old sheep showmanship; placed 1st in the Beef Premier Exhibitor and Sheep Premier Exhibitor contests. Pictured with Emily are (l to r) Beef Judge, Ricky Thomas;
Jamie Gaspard; Sydney Gaspard; Celine Auzenne, 2020 Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Queen; and Calvin LeBouef of the Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Association.
The 46th Annual Vermilion Parish 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was a great success. It involved 178 young people who exhibited over 254 head of livestock (beef, sheep, goats, dairy, swine) and 84 poultry entries. This event is organized by the LSU AgCenter Extension Service and was held January 17-18, at the Cecil McCrory Exhibit Building in Abbeville. A large crowd was on hand to witness the skills of these 4-H’ers and to view the extensive exhibition of the highest quality stock in Vermilion Parish.