The cute meter soared off the charts Thursday when hundreds of urban school kids came face to snout with baby pigs, woolly sheep, curious goats and a tuckered-out calf Thursday in downtown Omaha.
Piglets squealed. Frank the calf drank from a bottle. And a few boys and girls pinched their nostrils or pulled cardigan sweaters over their noses to ward off barnyard smells, despite the fact that pine shavings in animal pens dominated the atmosphere.
The third- and fourth-graders from across Douglas County were taking part in Aksarben Stock Show school tours at the CenturyLink Center designed to provide a glimpse into agriculture and how it’s part of their daily lives in ways they couldn’t imagine.