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PotashCorp gives $50K for livestock showmanship cash awards

6 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, November 13 2016 Nov 13, 2016 November 13, 2016 10:26 AM November 13, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
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BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter says the PotashCorp fertilizer plant in Geismar has given $50,000 to expand cash awards for showmanship at the annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.

The new endowment will provide $125 awards for intermediate and junior showmanship champions in eight categories - dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, exhibition poultry, broiler poultry, sheep, breeding goats and market goats.

PotashCorp gave $40,000 last year to set up an endowment for senior champion awards of $250 in each category.

Other livestock contests are judged mostly on animals' performance. Showmanship contests focus on exhibitors' presentation and sportsmanship.

PotashCorp and Gerry Lane Enterprises are co-presenting sponsors of the 2017 Livestock Show Feb. 11-18 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

The AgCenter says the show is Louisiana's largest agriculture event, bringing 4-H and FFA students from around the state.

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