2016 Missouri State Fair butter cow features ‘Bessie and the Bee’


Butter cow utterly delightful

Midwest Dairy Association Manager Stacy Dohle talks about the 2016 Missouri State Fair butter cow, “Bessie and the Bee,” Tuesday morning. The cow, sculpted from more than 900 pounds of fresh, unsalted butter, was made by Tracy L. Adams, a potter from Reeds Springs. Bessie can be viewed from a window looking into her refrigerated room at the Gerken Dairy Center during the fair.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Artist Tracy L. Adams, of Reeds Springs, sculpted flowers around this year’s life-size butter cow. Manager Stacy Dohle said this year fresh butter was used in making the cow. After the fair, the butter is torn down and stored in five-gallon buckets. It is used for three consecutive years for sculpting the MSF butter cow before it’s discarded.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Bessie the butter cow has a large bee a top her nose and one on the “ground” behind her at the Gerken Dairy Center on the fairgrounds. It took artist Tracy L. Adams four days to sculpt the large bovine and bee entourage.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Complete with hoofs and an udder, Bessie the butter cow seems content in her viewing room at the Gerken Dairy Center. Manager Stacy Dohle hopes to make a video of the sculpture in progress next year and show it beside the butter cow during the 2017 MSF.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Midwest Dairy Association Manager Stacy Dohle talks about the 2016 Missouri State Fair butter cow, “Bessie and the Bee,” Tuesday morning. The cow, sculpted from more than 900 pounds of fresh, unsalted butter, was made by Tracy L. Adams, a potter from Reeds Springs. Bessie can be viewed from a window looking into her refrigerated room at the Gerken Dairy Center during the fair.

Artist Tracy L. Adams, of Reeds Springs, sculpted flowers around this year’s life-size butter cow. Manager Stacy Dohle said this year fresh butter was used in making the cow. After the fair, the butter is torn down and stored in five-gallon buckets. It is used for three consecutive years for sculpting the MSF butter cow before it’s discarded.

Bessie the butter cow has a large bee a top her nose and one on the “ground” behind her at the Gerken Dairy Center on the fairgrounds. It took artist Tracy L. Adams four days to sculpt the large bovine and bee entourage.

Complete with hoofs and an udder, Bessie the butter cow seems content in her viewing room at the Gerken Dairy Center. Manager Stacy Dohle hopes to make a video of the sculpture in progress next year and show it beside the butter cow during the 2017 MSF.

Midwest Dairy Association Manager Stacy Dohle talks about the 2016 Missouri State Fair butter cow, “Bessie and the Bee,” Tuesday morning. The cow, sculpted from more than 900 pounds of fresh, unsalted butter, was made by Tracy L. Adams, a potter from Reeds Springs. Bessie can be viewed from a window looking into her refrigerated room at the Gerken Dairy Center during the fair.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD081016ButterCow-1-2.jpgMidwest Dairy Association Manager Stacy Dohle talks about the 2016 Missouri State Fair butter cow, “Bessie and the Bee,” Tuesday morning. The cow, sculpted from more than 900 pounds of fresh, unsalted butter, was made by Tracy L. Adams, a potter from Reeds Springs. Bessie can be viewed from a window looking into her refrigerated room at the Gerken Dairy Center during the fair. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Artist Tracy L. Adams, of Reeds Springs, sculpted flowers around this year’s life-size butter cow. Manager Stacy Dohle said this year fresh butter was used in making the cow. After the fair, the butter is torn down and stored in five-gallon buckets. It is used for three consecutive years for sculpting the MSF butter cow before it’s discarded.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD081016ButterCow-2-2.jpgArtist Tracy L. Adams, of Reeds Springs, sculpted flowers around this year’s life-size butter cow. Manager Stacy Dohle said this year fresh butter was used in making the cow. After the fair, the butter is torn down and stored in five-gallon buckets. It is used for three consecutive years for sculpting the MSF butter cow before it’s discarded. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Bessie the butter cow has a large bee a top her nose and one on the “ground” behind her at the Gerken Dairy Center on the fairgrounds. It took artist Tracy L. Adams four days to sculpt the large bovine and bee entourage.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD081016ButterCow-3-2.jpgBessie the butter cow has a large bee a top her nose and one on the “ground” behind her at the Gerken Dairy Center on the fairgrounds. It took artist Tracy L. Adams four days to sculpt the large bovine and bee entourage. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Complete with hoofs and an udder, Bessie the butter cow seems content in her viewing room at the Gerken Dairy Center. Manager Stacy Dohle hopes to make a video of the sculpture in progress next year and show it beside the butter cow during the 2017 MSF.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD081016ButterCow-4-2.jpgComplete with hoofs and an udder, Bessie the butter cow seems content in her viewing room at the Gerken Dairy Center. Manager Stacy Dohle hopes to make a video of the sculpture in progress next year and show it beside the butter cow during the 2017 MSF. Faith Bemiss | Democrat

http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_TSD081016ButterCow-1-1-1.jpgFaith Bemiss | Democrat
Butter cow utterly delightful
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