WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Day 2 at the Big E. Among the more popular attractions are a livestock show, which has helped contribute to an expected Saturday crowd exceeding 100,000 visitors.
Fair goers experienced an up close and personal moment with farm animals at the Mallary Complex at the Big E. The featured animals were belted Galloway heifers and meat breed sheep. Belted Galloways are from Scotland, but there are several breeders in the U.S. The unique breed of cows are black with a white strip down their middle.
Chloe Macaluso from Belchertown told 22News that the cows remind her of a famous brand of cookies, saying, “It’s pretty cool. I’ve seen a lot of cows, but these ones are pretty cool because they look like Oreos.”
Donna Woolan, Director of Agriculture and Education at the Big E, told 22News that she expects over 80,000 people to visit their exhibit today. “People don’t get to see them every day, so this is an opportunity for them to see animals,” she said.
The winner of the competition walks away with a cash prize and breed recognition.
Saturday was also “Maine Day” at the Big E, where food and products from the rocky coastline state were showcased.