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Butter bison showcased at Kansas State Fair

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) – It’s a Kansas State Fair tradition since 1983. This year’s butter sculpture celebrates the state animal.

Granny the Bison is made with over 800 pounds of butter and is stored in a 36 degree cooler. It took Sarah Pratt, of Des Moines, Iowa, nearly 85 hours to create. The butter is reused and will be stored in five gallon buckets in a local freezer where it will remain until the following year.

Animals are the centerpiece of the state fair.

On Tuesday, those who stopped by the milking demonstration learned that it takes about 48 hours for the milk to come from the cow and reach stores. Another interesting fact, a cow’s udder in the morning can weigh up to 30 pounds.

Milking instructor Kari Hamilton said her main goal is to show the importance of dairy products in our daily lives.

“People just don’t realize how nutritious it is and how important it is to get those three servings of dairy products a day,” Hamilton said.

You can learn more about the trafficking process all this week at the Kansas State Fair. Simply look for the milking parlor milking demonstration on the daily schedule: https://www.kansasstatefair.com/p/plan-your-visit1/schedule.

If you are more into towers and stunts, the Ninja Experience is for you. You can witness top talent from six artists all week in Gottschalk Park.

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