It’s the 25th anniversary of the “Moo Booth” at the Minnesota State Fair.
Supervisor Doris Mold says it’s an interactive exhibit that brings fairgoers together with farmers “and you can find out exactly what goes on on their farm. we love to visit with you, we love to share our knowledge of what we do and help you better understand your food and what’s inside your refrigerator.”
Mold says there’s also a Cow Scene Investigation or CSI and “people go around the booth and find information based on clues we provide to them and if they come back and they get most of them right they get a nice prize.” Mold says one of the top questions she gets each year is: does it hurt the cows to get milked? She says “no.” Cows actually like the process because it relieves pressure on the utter.
The State Fair Cattle Barn houses around a thousand head of cattle and at peak times, there are as many as 400 cows milked daily.
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