Livestock returns to Des Moines County Fairgrounds in 2021

WEST BURLINGTON — Oinks, squeals and moos the moment all over again returned to the…

WEST BURLINGTON — Oinks, squeals and moos the moment all over again returned to the Des Moines County Fairgrounds at Southeastern Community College’s West Burlington campus on Tuesday as competitors checked in their livestock.

Youths competing in the fair’s livestock competitions via 4-H and Upcoming Farmers of The united states have put in months functioning with their animals in preparation for the occasion, strolling them twice everyday to maintain them suit and greatly enhance their stances in advance of they go before the judges. During that time, many cannot support but type a bond with their animals, be they pigs or cows as they choose notice of their exceptional personalities.

“He walks, but when he isn’t going to want to stroll, he scrunches his nose for the reason that he isn’t going to want to walk,” 16-yr-aged Hannah Clark of Morning Solar said of her steer, whom she referred to as No. 31. “It is really cute, but it’s sort of bothersome.”