Yup, "Overall Best Udder" is actually a category.
When I think of livestock at the fair, I think of the beef and dairy cattle competitions that are held throughout the week. But in addition to cattle (and goats), there are contests for poultry, sheep, rabbits and pigeons.
Young 4H members were proud to show off their cattle.
When I was in 4H, girls usually joined cooking and sewing clubs while boys joined agricultural clubs. Now, of course, the fair is full of young men and women showing the animals they raised.
We enjoyed watching the many art students sketch livestock with their classmates.
We came across a cow standing patiently in the middle of a hall. This photo is begging for a great caption. Any suggestions?