BIG BOAR: Half-Ton Pig Draws Fair Crowds

big boar

While Floppy’s return to the public eye made headlines at the Iowa State Fair, the biggest star is a pig.

Otis is 2013 Big Boar winner. He weighs in at a whopping 1,103-pound.

At over half-a-ton he’s still 100-pounds lighter than the fair’s all-time champion.

Otis comes from the Meinders’ farm in Buffalo Center.

Otis isn’t the only king of his class on the fairgrounds.

big ramThis year’s big ram comes from Kelly Foertsch’s farm in Renwick.

He tipped the scales at 405-pounds.

However, the most popular animal on the fairgrounds is inside the Agriculture Building.

The butter cow is once again drawing a crowd.

This year it’s joined by a butter Abe Lincoln and a butter rendition of the Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama.

butter cow

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