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Do cows have 9 lives? No, but this one has 9 hearts — of butter

Illinois State Fair officials unveiled the 2017 butter cow sculpture Wednesday morning.
Illinois State Fair officials unveiled the 2017 butter cow sculpture Wednesday morning.

You butter believe it — Illinois State Fair officials unveiled the 2017 butter cow sculpture Wednesday morning.

Artists Sarah and Andy Pratt hid nine hearts in the butter cow to represent the nine essential nutrients in milk.

People can view the butter cow at the Dairy Building during the fair, which will begin Thursday and run through Aug. 20 in Springfield.

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