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Ag. Dept: No Added Butter Cow Security
Ag. Dept: No Added Butter Cow Security

Organizers of the Illinois State Fair say they’re not changing security procedures after vandals threw paint on a butter cow at the state fair in Iowa.

Illinois Department of Agriculture spokesman Jeff Squibb says a refrigerated case holding the butter bovine is locked all the time in the fair’s Dairy Building, while a webcam streams live images of the sculpture.

The 500-pound cow is made with unsalted butter. Built from scratch each year, the butter cow has been an unofficial mascot of the fair since the 1920s.