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20140306 Livestock Show featureGet ready for lots of western fun as the 75th annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show takes place March 7 through 16 at the RGV Livestock Showgrounds in Mercedes. The annual parade with the theme of “Demin and Diamonds” will celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Livestock Show at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 8. Look for floats, antique cars, marching bands and drill teams, horse riding groups and trail riders to mark this special occasion.

Virtually every kind of farm and ranch livestock common to South Texas will be exhibited. In addition there will be clowns, walking entertainment shows, bands, rodeos, greased pig contests, tractor pulls, antique farm equipment demonstrations and much more. Regardless of the day selected to go or the special events selected to see, the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeos offer lots of action and excitement.

The highlight of the entertainment events occurs when Chris Young & Jarrod Niemann will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 7 in the rodeo arena.

There will be several rodeos during the Livestock Show. The Whataburger Rodeo will be held Friday, Mar. 8 at 7:30 p.m. It includes mutton bustin’ for the younger crowd. Admission is $5.

On Wednesday, Mar. 12 Cavender’s Xtrme Bullriding will held at 2 p.m. The South Texas Votech Rodeo is Mar. 13. It includes a calf scramble, mutton bustin’, barrel racing and cowgirl chicks. Tickets are $20.

The Driscoll Health System Cowboys Kick Cancer PRCA Rodeo will take place in the rodeo arena, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 14. It includes a calf scramble, mutton bustin’, barrel racing and cowgirl chicks. Admission is $20.

On Saturday, Mar. 15 there will be a Boot Jack/Wrangler PRCA Rodeo featuring a calf scramble, mutton bustin’, barrel racing and cowgirl chicks in the rodeo arena.

In addition to the livestock show competitions and rodeos there are a host of other activities for everyone to enjoy. Look for Grandpa Cratchet and Fables of the West, strolling acts, a pet show and zoo, Planet Agriculture, Western Art and Photography displays, swine racing and swimming pigs, Agricadabra (magic show), a kids pedal tractor pull, the Procrastinators, the Robinson Family Chainsaw Artists, and Rusty’s Chuckwagon and the Tijerina Chuckwagon at the Country Corral. Also look for the Tumbleweed Crossing and Comedy Gunfight Show, the Mobile Dairy Classroom, the Craz E Crew Stunt Team, and Pirates of the Sky shows. Hypnotist Catherine Hickland will be entertaining in the Action Spot and don’t forget the Greased Pig Scrambles.

Senior Citizen’s Day

On Wednesday Mar. 12, gate admission for senior citizens (60 and over) is only $5 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. There will be a special Senior Citizen’s program in the Action Spot from 10 a.m. to noon with door prizes and entertainment.

Regular admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is $5.

Livestock Judging

Judging of animals kicks off on Friday, Mar. 7 with Junior Santa Gertrudis at 7:30 a.m. and Junior Beefmaster at 12 p.m. Judging of Charolais will take place at 2 p.m. followed at 4 p.m. by judging of Chianina. Junior commercial heifers will be at 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Mar. 8, the open Beefmaster show will be at 8 a.m. and the Santa Gertrudis Open show will be 10 a.m. The Open Boer Goat Show is at 1 p.m. The Beefmaster Futurity is at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, March 9, Junior Breeding Sheep will be held at 8 a.m. Breeding Cattle Pee Wee & Old Timers Showmanship will be at 9 a.m. Judging of rabbits will be at 10 a.m.

On Tuesday, Mar. 11, there will be an Open Youth Show Performance followed by Speed & Versatility Events beginning at 8 a.m. At 6 p.m. The Rio Grande Valley Brahman &F1 Association Junior Show will be held.

On Wednesday, Mar. 12, judging of lambs will be held at 8 a.m. followed by judging of Junior Brahman-Zebu at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m. Junior Simmental will be judged. At 1 p.m. Judging of Junior Simbrah and Market Goats will be held. At 5 p.m. Junior Red Brangus will be judged. Market Poultry will be judge at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 13 Judging of Market Hogs starts at 8 a.m. At 12 p.m. Judging of the Red Brangus Open Show starts followed at 2 p.m. by the Simmental Open Show and 3 .m. by the Simbrah Open Show.

Judging of Market Steers starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 14. Judging of the Zebu Open Show starts at 9 a.m. followed by judging of the Red and Gray Brahman Open Show at 10 a.m.

On Saturday, Mar. 15, FFA and 4-H Livestock Judging for Champs scholarship recipients will take place in the Hog Barn at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. FFA and 4-H Livestock Judging will take place in the Hog Arena.

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