Join Joe Bird for his First Time at the Fair

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:06 PM It's day two at the Vanderbugh county 4h fair and the summer temperatures have returned, making it feel more like a typical day at the fair. What's not so typical is finding someone who's never been to a county fair. Eyewitness News Joe Bird made her first ever trip to a county fair and shows us his experience.
It's day two at the Vanderbugh county 4h fair and the summer temperatures have returned, making it feel more like a typical day at the fair. What's not so typical is finding someone who's never been to a county fair.
Eyewitness News Joe Bird made her first ever trip to a county fair and shows us his experience.


(Joe)
So I've never been to a fair before

(Young girl)
Never?

(Joe)
Nope.. I've never stood this close to a cow before. Can you pet a cow? Not gonna bite me or anything? Is this your cow?

(Young girl)
Yes.

(Joe)
And what's your cows name?

(Young girl)
Oreo.

(Joe)
It's drinking like a dog. It's licking the water (laughs). Where's the twins? Helping a cow give birth.. what's that like?

(Lee Riggs)
I don't know.. it's just what you do. When you gotta get that calf out of there, you gotta get it out. Gotta save the calf, you know? She tossed the first one out in a hurry so we named it toss. The second one, i had to turn over so we, named them toss and turn. See that? That's a teet

(Lady)
Are you learning anything?

(Joe)
Is an udder and a teet the same thing? No? Okay.

(Lee Riggs)
This is all udder. This is the teet.

(Joe)
Just grab and pull? Just grab.. squeeze.. and pull. Okay i see what you're saying. You're kind of really.. well, no.. still not getting too much. Hey! There we go.. now we're getting somewhere. Now is she usually this big or is it because she just had twins?

(Lee)
She was a lot bigger before the had twins.

(Joe)
So this is her normal size?

(Lee)
Yeah.

(Joe)
I've learned that cows have horns. I did not know that. I was pretty close on the weight.. i was guessing around a thousand pounds. I've heard of Holstein before, but only because it's the name of a restaurant.
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