2010 Louisiana Cattle Festival Hall of Fame Inductees

Lorraine and Calvin LeBouef


In 1978, Calvin LeBouef was recruited by Cecil McCroy to assist in running the parish Livestock show. He is a member of the American Legion and the Woodmen of the World.

Since 1997, he has been serving on the Brand and Theft Commission with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture.

He is currently serving as the vice president of the Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau and has been an active member of the board for many years.

He is also a past board member of the Louisiana Equine Commission and a past president of the Vermilion Parish Cattlemen Association.

At the present time, he is serving on the Board of Louisiana Cattlemen Association, the Louisiana Beef Industry Council, as well as many Vermilion Advisory Committees.

For 10 years, he served as vice president of the Louisiana Cattle Festival and has been a board member since the late ‘70s.

In 1987, he was chosen as “Cattleman of the Year” by the Louisiana Cattle Festival, Vermilion Cattleman and the Louisiana Cattlemen Association.

In 1995, the 4-H Achievement Day was dedicated to him for his many years of dedication and service to the 4-H program.

The Woodmen of the World honored him with the Conservation Award in 2006.

Also in 2006, the Louisiana Cattle Festival honored him with the Humanitarian Award as one of the individuals who spearheaded the rescuing of livestock from the flooded areas after Hurricane Rita.

While serving on the Louisiana Cattle Festival Board for 25 years so far, Lorraine LeBouef has received the Volunteer of the Year Awad and Citizen of the Year from the Louisiana Cattle Festival.

As an active volunteer to the 4-H program in Vermilion Parish for many years, she has judged and presented numerous awards at the yearly 4-H Achievement Day.

She was instrumental in starting a Beef Appreciation Day in Vermilion Parish where any 4-H member who participates in a Beef Project throughout the parish for the year is recognized.

She has been an active member of the Vermilion Parish Cattlewomen Association for the past 30 years and has served as president for numerous years. Lorraine is also president elect on the Louisiana Cattlewomen Association Board.

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