Reilly Boling of Erath High 4-H Club was selected as Overall Champion Beef Showman. Presenting her award is Sydnee Gaspard, 2017 Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Queen. The award is sponsored by Blaine Dugas and family and Joey, Michelle, Dilan and Paige Comeaux in memory of Denise Lene Gastal. Denise was a huge supporter of the 4-H beef program for many years.
The 43rd Annual Vermilion Parish 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was a great success. It involved 193 young people who exhibited over 277 head of livestock (beef, sheep, goats, dairy, and swine) and 94 poultry entries. This event is organized by the LSU AgCenter Extension Service and was held January 27-28, 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.