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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • 4-H to host small animal class

  • A small animal showmanship workshop is planned to help area 4-H'ers and their parents become prepared to show livestock.
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  • "Each year, 4-H members raise livestock projects to exhibit their hard work at the Louisiana State Fair and the LSU Livestock Show," 4-H agent Lauren Edwards said. "Raising livestock is a unique opportunity for 4-H’ers to learn and grow while doing something fun. "The main objectives of the 4-H livestock projects are to teach life skills, help youth become productive citizens, teach responsibility, goal setting, record keeping and ethical decision-making while they are learning about agriculture and livestock production and developing an appreciation for the livestock industry as well." At the workshop, scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon Sept. 14 at the Northeast District Livestock Show facility in Delhi, there will be break-out sessions about selecting the right small animal to show and care, grooming and showing animals the right way. There will be sessions for poultry, goat, lamb and rabbit exhibitors and for prospective exhibitors wanting to learn more. The cost is $20 per exhibitor and the registration deadline is Aug. 30. Lunch will be provided and participants will receive a t-shirt. For more information, contact Edwards at 281.5741.
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