Staying cool at the La Crosse County Interstate Fair

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) — Farmers and animals alike are trying to stay cool at La Crosse County Interstate Fair as the heat makes its way across the country.

Temperatures in the 90s can warm up the internal body temperatures of animals while they’re in the barn or basking in the sun.

Ensuring the environment is cool enough for them is the number one priority for farmers.

“If the goats don’t have that constant air flow, it can get muggy in here and they can develop different sicknesses,” said 4-H Graduate Gretchen Kelly. “So just keeping the air moving and the people moving is really important.”

If the animals do overheat, there is a hose station for farmers to cool off their animals.