“Kentucky Kate” is a life-size, fiberglass, milk-able cow that is scheduled to be back at the Bluegrass Fair from Thursday, July 11 until Monday, July 15*.
Kate is an educational exhibit that looks like a full size dairy cow with 4 “teats” on her utter that children can “milk” and get the true life experience of milking a real cow without the danger of the cow “moooving around” or kicking you in the process. She is set up in front of the AG Expo center just off the midway.
Kate is owned by the Kentucky Dairy Development Council (KDDC) which is a non-profit group consisting mainly of dairy producers and dairy industry representatives. The cow was funded by contributions from the Dairy Products Association of Kentucky (DPAK), Kentucky Dairy Boosters, ADA/SUDIA, Kentucky Farm Bureau, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. She made her debut at the Bluegrass Fair in 2010.
*schedule subject to change