Louisiana's very first genetically cloned cow is just a short drive away.

Bob Thibodeaux tells KATC that back in 2008 he decided to treat himself after going through a few medical scares. That treat was buying the best animal he could.

Thibodeaux made a great buy because the cow he bought went on to win numerous awards all over the world.

As a result, he decided to have his award-winning cow cloned.

Louisiana's first cloned cow is named Eight over Nine and is little over a year old.

Eight over Nine's mother, Thibodeaux's original cow from 2008, now lives in Florida.

Visitors are welcome, but by appointment only by calling the Circle T Cattle Company at 337-278-1384.