Results of the Vermilion Parish 4-H show

The 2016 Vermilion Parish 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was a huge success. It involved 237 young people who exhibited over 350 head of livestock (beef, sheep, goats, dairy, and swine) and 105 poultry entries. å
This was the 42nd year for this event which is organized by the LSU AgCenter Extension Service. It was held January 22-23, 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.
The sale of market animals totaled $179,034.30, of which $1,800.00 was raised for the Vermilion 4-H Foundation and $1,100.00 for the Vermilion 4-H Junior Leader Club. A total of 103 market hogs sold with an average of $5.24 per pound, 19 market lambs sold with
an average of $6.55 per pound, 8 commercial heifers sold with an average of $2,450.00 per head, 2 market goats sold with an average of $6.25 per pound, and 3 steers sold with an average of $4.12 per pound.
The Overall Grand Champion Market Hog and Overall Vermilion Bred Champion Market Hog was exhibited by Gabrielle Marceaux of Rene Rost Middle School 4-H Club and sold for $5.00 per pound to Gator Cove. The Overall Reserve Champion Market Hog and Overall Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Market Hog was exhibited by Tanner Simon of Erath High 4-H Club, and purchased by Gerald Gastal and Scottie LeMaire for $3.50 per pound.
The Overall Grand Champion Market Lamb and Overall Grand Champion Vermilion Bred Market Lamb was exhibited by Maci Gaspard of Kaplan High 4-H Club. The award for Overall Champion Lamb was sponsored in memory of J. G. (Ken Broussard). Logan Goutierrez, of Erath High 4-H Club, showed the Overall Reserve Champion Market Lamb. That award is sponsored in memory of Fred Zaunbrecher by Hugh and Sherry Zaunbrecher. The Overall Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Market Lamb was shown by Maci Gaspard of Kaplan High 4-H Club.
The Champion and Reserve Champion Steer awards were sponsored by Foster Lanie. The Grand Champion Steer was shown by Brandon Albert of Vermilion Catholic 4-H Club and sold for $5.25 per pound. It was purchased by M. A. Patout Sugar, Stacey Albert Farms, LLC, Sterling Sugar, Ernest and Jackie Albert, and Circle A Farm, Inc. (Tim and Dawn Albert). The Champion Vermilion Bred Steer was shown by Ridge Herpin of Kaplan High 4-H Club. It sold for $2.50 per pound to Southern Sugar and in memory of Wayne Zaunbrecher by Linda Zaunbrecher.
The Reserve Champion Steer was shown by Julia Albert of Mt. Carmel Elementary 4-H Club. It sold for $4.60 per pound and was purchased by Wilson and Sandy Viator, Sugarland Acres, LLC, Quality Equipment, Canal Petroleum, Representative Bob Hensgens, Ernest and Jackie Albert, and Circle A Farm, Inc.
The Champion Market Goat was shown by Logan Goutierrez of Erath High 4-H club. The Reserve Champion Market Goat was shown by Kristy Trahan of North Vermilion High School 4-H club. Her market goat sold for $7.50 per pound to Allen LeMaire and Daniel Gaspard. The Champion and Reserve Champion Market Goat Awards were sponsored by Maurice Veterinary Clinic.
Al and Darla Lanie sponsored the awards for the Poultry Show. Winning Best of Show was Joel Allen with his Single Comb White Leghorn Hen. Connor Waits won Reserve Best of Show with his Black Australorps Hen
SWINE SHOWMANSHIP:
9-10 Year Olds (Buckle sponsored in memory of Jane Menard) (2 splits) -----1st place & Belt Buckle Winner, Kennedy Marceaux, Kaplan Elementary; 1st place, Gage Gaspard, F.I.-E.B. Elementary; 2nd place, Leighton Turnley, Kaplan Elementary; 2nd, place, Allen McLain, Mount Carmel Elementary; 3rd place, Lane Primeaux, Kaplan Elementary; 3rd place, Reese Broussard, Rene Rost Middle School; 4th place, Kelsey Comeaux, LeBlanc Elementary; 4th place, Morgan Meaux, Jesse Owens Elementary; 5th place, Ellie Marceaux, Kaplan Elementary, and 5th place, Bryce Sagrera, Mount Carmel Elementary.
11-12 Year Olds (Buckle sponsored by Dewey Domingues, Southern Sugar)(2 splits) -----1st place & Belt Buckle winner, Jake Hebert, Rene Rost Middle School; 1st, Mallory Meaux, Gueydan High; 2nd, Caroline Hunt, Maltrait Memorial School; 2nd, Amelia Detraz, Mount Carmel Elementary; 3rd, Remi Briolo, Rene Rost Middle; 3rd, Lanie Broussard, ARCH 4-H; 4th, Katie Domingue, LeBlanc Elementary; 4th, Calvin Covalt, Erath Middle School; 5th, Kayleigh Istre, Harvest Time Christian Academy and 5th, Kennedey Newman, Rene Rost Middle School.
13-14 Year Olds (Buckle sponsored by Dronet’s Floor Gallery)-----(2 splits) 1st place and Champion Buckle Winner, Hunter Lepretre, Gueydan High School; 1st, Shelby Adams, Rene Rost Middle School; 2nd place, Anna Broussard, Erath Middle School; 2nd place, Ashton Gaspard, Kaplan High School; 3rd place, Kailie Hebert, Rene Rost Middle School; 3rd place, Blake Domingues, Erath Middle School; 4th place, Gabrielle Marceaux, Rene Rost Middle School; 5th place, Zachary Barnett, North Vermilion Middle School and 5th place, Ethan Hunt, Maltrait Memorial School.
15 & Older-----(Buckle sponsored by Love, Gwen and Matt Greene in memory of Love and Azalea Greene, Sr. (2 splits) 1st place and Champion Buckle Winner, Sidney Dartez, Kaplan High School; 1st place, Lane Marceaux, Kaplan High School; 2nd place, Cole Frederick, Vermilion Catholic High School; 2nd place, Tanner Simon, Erath High School; 3rd place, Makenzie Ardoin, Vermilion Catholic High School; 3rd place, Jacie Lopez, Erath High School; 4th place, Spencer Broussard, Gueydan High School; 4th place, Lani Trahan, North Vermilion High School; 5th place, Matt Domingues, Erath High School; and 5th place, Ryan McLain, Vermilion Catholic High School
BREEDING SWINE:
In the Breeding Swine competition, the Overall Champion Breeding Swine was exhibited by Briana Robinson of Forked Island-E. Broussard Elementary. The Champion Breeding Gilt award was sponsored by Wayne and Rhonda Miller.
The Overall Reserve Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Breeding Swine were shown by Briana Robinson of Forked Island-E. Broussard Elementary. The Reserve Champion Breeding Gilt award was sponsored by Maurice Veterinary Clinic.
SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP:
9-11 Years Old: (Buckle sponsored by Ethan Goutierrez in memory of his Dad, Garrett Goutierrez) - 1st, Landon Toups, Erath Middle School; 2nd, Christen Migues, Dozier Elementary; 3rd, Luke Gaspard, F.I.-E.B. Elementary; 4th, Ava Breaux, Jesse Owens Elementary, and 5th, Samuel Domingue, Elementary.
12-14 Years Old: (Buckle sponsored in Memory of Guy LeDoux) - 1st, Kylie Stelly, F.I.-E.B. Elementary School; 2nd, Ethan Goutierrez, Erath Middle School; and 3rd, Grant Hardin, F.I.-E.B. Elementary,
15 Years and Older: (Buckle sponsored by Benny Goutierrez, Benny G’s Feed & Farm Supply) - 1st, Andrew Trahan, Vermilion Catholic High; 2nd Maci Gaspard, Kaplan High; 3rd, Sydnee Gaspard, Kaplan High; 4th, Sydney Zaunbrecher, Gueydan High; and 5th, Adam Soileau, Erath High School.
BREEDING SHEEP:
The Grand Champion Breeding Ewe was shown by Hannah Soileau of Erath High School. The Reserve Champion Breeding Ewe was shown by Raywood Drake Carlin of F.I.-E.B. Elementary. These awards were sponsored by Rixby, Rita, and Harold Marceaux.
GOAT SHOWMANSHIP: (Buckle sponsored by Lawrence & Hilda Faulk Family)
1st and Buckle Winner, Gracie Richard, F.I.-E.B. Elementary School; 2nd, Reese Duhon, At-Large Member; and 3rd, Kaden d’Augereau, F.I.-E.B. Elementary School.
BREEDING GOATS:
The Overall Champion Breeding Goat was shown by Reese Duhon, at-large member. The Overall Reserve Champion Breeding Goat was shown by Kaden d’Augereau of F.I.-E.B. Elementary. The Overall Champion Vermilion Bred Breeding Goat was shown by Gracie Richard of F.I.-E.B. Elementary. The sponsor for the breeding goat show was Maurice Veterinary Clinic.

BEEF SHOWMANSHIP:
9-10 Year Olds (Buckle sponsored by Trahan Brangus in Memory of Russell Greene and Randy Choate – 2 splits)----- 1st and Buckle Winner – Lane Frederick, Seventh Ward Elementary, 1st, Luke Hebert, Seventh Ward Elementary; 2nd, Claire Broussard, Rene Rost Middle School; 2nd, Emma Lege, Seventh Ward Elementary; 3rd, Taylor Guidry, At-Large; 3rd, Ellee Hebert, Seventh Ward Elementary; 4th, Henry Clay Duplantis, At-Large; 4th, Grant Stelly, F.I.-E.B. Elementary; 5th, Ayden Miller, Jesse Owens Elementary; and 5th, Ty Detraz, Seventh Ward Elementary.
11-12 Year Olds (Buckle sponsored in memory of Freddie LeMaire, Jr. by The Gaspard Family and Scottie LeMaire)----- 1st and Belt Buckle Winner, Ty Hebert, F.I.-E.B. Elementary; 2nd, Celine Auzenne, North Vermilion Middle School; 3rd, Adrian Carlin, F.I.-E.B. Elementary; 4th, Logan LeMaire, Mount Carmel Elementary; and 5th ,
13-14 Year Olds-----(Buckle sponsored by Columbus Plantation, Eric & Claudette Broussard) (2 splits) 1st, and Belt Buckle Winner, Carly Hebert, Abbeville High School; 1st, Fallon Lege, Mount Carmel Elementary; 2nd, Sydney Luquette, Erath High School; 2nd, Lindsey Detraz, Vermilion Catholic High School; 3rd, Hannah Reed, At-Large; 3rd, Tyler Durke, Mount Carmel Elementary; 4th, Logan Hebert, Maltrait Memorial Catholic School; 4th, Collin Hebert, Vermilion Catholic High School; 5th, McKenzie Duhon, Rene Rost Middle School and 5th, Caleb Arnould, North Vermilion Middle School.
15 & Older----- (Buckle sponsored in memory of Gary Mayard by his daughters Jessa and Gina Mayard and granddaughter, Ava Grace)-(1st Split)--1st and Belt Buckle Winner, Victoria Frederick, Abbeville High School; 2nd, Reiss Olsberg, Erath High School; 3rd, John Paul Poche’, Kaplan High School; 4th, Dilan Comeaux, Vermilion Catholic High School; and 5th, Annemarie Broussard, Abbeville High School.
15 & Older---- (2nd Split) 1st, Caitlin Roy, Kaplan High School; 2nd Tori Doucet, Kaplan High School; 3rd, Alex Herpin, Kaplan High School; 4th, Madison Lepretre, Gueydan High School; 5th, Ryan McLain, Vermilion Catholic High School.
15 & Older----- (3rd Split)--1st, Victoria Roussel, Kaplan High School; 2nd, Reilly Boling, Erath High School; 3rd, Jade Herpin, Kaplan High; 4th, Gage Marceaux, Kaplan High School; and 5th, Sydnee Gaspard, Kaplan High School.
The Denise Gastal Memorial Award for Overall Champion Beef Showman was won by Victoria Frederick of Abbeville High School. The award is sponsored by Shay and Ellen LeBouef, Leighton and Ashton Rabalis, Ava Dugas, Issac Duhon, Paige and Dilan Comeaux.
The Overall Champion Commercial Heifer was exhibited by Cailtin Roy of Kaplan High School. The Overall Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer was exhibited by Adrian Carlin of F.I.-E.B. Elementary. The Champion Vermilion Bred Commercial Heifer was shown by Logan LeMaire of Mount Carmel Elementary. The Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Commercial Heifer was shown by Connor Waits, At-large member. Commercial heifer awards were sponsored by Chad Dartez Trucking and LeMaire Cattle Company.
The Red Brangus cattle show awards were sponsored by Diamond D Farms – Troy & Sheila Doucet. The Champion Red Brangus Bull was shown by Seth Suire of Kaplan High School. The Reserve Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Red Brangus Bull were shown by John Paul Poche’ of Kaplan High School.
The Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Brangus Heifer were shown by John Paul Poche’ of Kaplan High. The Reserve Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred were also shown by John Paul Poche’ of Kaplan High School.
The AOB Brahman Influence show awards were sponsored by Tim and Gwen Broussard. The Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred AOB Brahman Influence Bull were shown by Ethan Zaunbrecher of Vermilion Catholic High School. The Reserve Champion AOB Brahman Influence bull was shown by Bret Lee of Vermilion Catholic School. The Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred AOB Brahman Influence Bull was shown by Hannah Reed, at-large 4-H member.
The Champion AOB Brahman Influence Heifer was shown by Nicholas Choate of Vermilion Catholic High School. The Reserve Champion AOB Brahman Influence Heifer was shown by Caleb Arnould or North Vermilion Middle School. Tayler Guidry, At-Large 4-H member showed the Champion Vermilion Bred AOB Brahman Influence Heifer. The Reserve Champion AOB Brahman Influence Heifer was shown by Ethan Zaunbrecher of Vermilion Catholic High.
Awards for the Grey Brahman breed were sponsored in memory of Bryan Veazey by the Bryan Veazey Family. The Grand Champion and Grand Champion Vermilion Bred Grey Brahman Bull were shown by Lauryn Fulkerson of Kaplan High School. The Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Grey Brahman Bull were shown by Tori Doucet of Kaplan High School.
The Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Grey Brahman Heifer were shown by Henry Duplantis, At-Large 4-H member. Sydney Luquette of Erath High School exhibited the Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Grey Brahman Heifer.
The Champion and Reserve Champion Red Brahman Bull awards were sponsored by Craig and Carleen Frederick. Sarah Felix of Erath Middle School showed the Grand Champion Red Brahman Bull. The Reserve Champion was shown by Reiss Olsberg of Erath High. The Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Red Brahman Bull was shown by Carly Hebert of Abbeville High.
Calvin and Lorraine LeBouef sponsored the Red Brahman Heifer awards. Reilly Boling of Erath High School exhibited the Grand Champion Red Brahman Heifer. The Reserve Champion and Grand Champion Vermilion Bred Red Brahman Heifer was shown by Tori Doucet of Kaplan High School. Reiss Olsberg of Erath High School showed the Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Red Brahman Heifer.
The Santa Gertrudis show awards were sponsored by Troy and Monique Luquette. The Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Santa Gertrudis Bull was shown by Collin Hebert of Vermilion Catholic High School. The Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Santa Gertrudis Bull were shown by Logan Hebert of Rene Rost Middle School.
The Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Santa Gertrudis Heifer were shown by Logan Hebert of Rene Rost Middle School. Tayler Guidry, At-Large 4-H member, exhibited the Reserve Champion Santa Gertrudis Heifer.
Chris and Andi Herpin sponsored the Braford awards at the 2016 Vermilion Parish Livestock Show. Reagan Istre showed the Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Braford Bull. Jade Herpin of Kaplan High School exhibited the Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Braford Bull.
The Grand Champion Braford Heifer was shown by Blaire Broussard of Gueydan High School. The Reserve Grand Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Braford Heifer were shown by Hagun Hebert of Kaplan High School. Alexandra Herpin of Kaplan High School, showed the Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Braford Heifer.
Maurice Veterinary Clinic sponsored the Braford Base Bull and Heifer Champion Awards. The Grand Champion Braford Base Bull was shown by Dilan Comeaux of Vermilion Catholic High School. Ty Detraz of Seventh Ward Elementary showed the Reserve Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Braford Base Bull. Christopher Broussard of Seventh Ward Elementary showed the Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Braford Base Bull.
Lindsey Detraz of Vermilion Catholic High School exhibited the Grand Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Braford Base Heifer. Dilan Comeaux showed the Reserve Champion Braford Base Heifer. Paige Comeaux of Vermilion Catholic High School showed the Reserve Champion Vermilion Bred Braford Base Heifer.
The AOB Non-Brahman Influence show awards were sponsored by Foster Lanie. The Grand Champion AOB Non-Brahman Influence Heifer was shown by Brandon Albert of North Vermilion High School. Julia Albert of Mount Carmel Elementary showed the Reserve Champion AOB Non-Brahman Influence Heifer.

DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP:
The 1st and Overall Champion Dairy Showman was Adrian Carlin of F.I.-E.B. Elementary School; 2nd place was Drake Carlin of F.I.-E. B. Elementary; 3rd place was Fallon Stelly of Kaplan High School and 4th Place was Clay Choate, At-Large member.
The buckle for Dairy Showman was sponsored by Planters Rice Mill.
The Dairy Show awards were sponsored by Ed and Susan Wilhelm of Wilhelm Farms.
The Champion Commercial Dairy Heifer was shown by Clay Choate, at-large member.
The Champion Dairy Cow was shown by Fallon Stelly of Kaplan High School. The Reserve Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Dairy Cow was shown by Adrian Carlin of F.I-E.B. Elementary. The Champion Vermilion Bred Dairy Cow was shown by Fallon Stelly.
Awards for the 14 and Over Poultry showmanship were donated by Lloyd and Peggy Suire. Results were: 1st, Connor Waits, at-large member; and 2nd, Bret Lee, Vermilion Catholic High.
Awards for the 13 and Under Poultry showmanship were donated by Al and Leisa Lee. Results were: 1st, Caleb Arnould, North Vermilion Middle School; 2nd, Collin Arnould, Cecil Picard Elementary; 3rd, Katherine Matte, Gueydan High School; 4th, Jason Freeman, North Vermilion Middle School, and 5th, Morgan Breaux, Maltrait Memorial Catholic School.
The Vermilion 4-H livestock exhibitors would also like to thank the following show sponsors: Vermilion Parish Police Jury; Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau; Vermilion Parish School Board, Vermilion Rice Growers Association; Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Association; Vermilion Parish Cattlewomen’s Association, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disability. If you would like more information on the 4-H Livestock program, contact Hilton Waits at hwaits@agcenter.lsu.edu or Dan Devenport at ddevenport@agcenter.lsu.edu or call the office at 337-898-4335.

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