Red River Valley Fair Keeping Animals Cool Despite Sweltering Heat
Animals have access to fans and fresh water everyday
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Animals at the Red River Valley Fair stay cool, calm, and collected even as the temperatures start to rise.
At the fair, the livestock is kept cool on a daily basis by high–powered fans and fresh water.
In the Bunny Barn, frozen bottles of water are thawed out, and the bunnies are kept on cooled granite pads during the day.
All of these cooling off gestures are intended to keep the animals from suffering in the heat.
“Our Ag Education Center, most of the animals have a fan blowing on them all the time, and they’ve always got pans of water in there, so it’s a matter of keeping the air circulating in their barns,” said Bryan Schultz, the General Manager of the Red River Valley Fair Association.
The fair staff makes sure that the animals have fresh water each day, and will keep doing so until the fair ends on Sunday.