The Salt Lick City Cow Lick Competition

 - Sep 18, 2008   Updated: May 19 2011
References: saltlickcity & fromthecowshed.blogspot
The Salt Lick City Cow Lick competition started as a joke and has now really taken off. Cows and other cattle are given salt blocks to lick. The resulting shapes are then displayed as sculptures and judged. Any traces of human DNA will lead to disqualification (no, really).

Since these mineral blocks are beneficial to the cows, the competition is a fun, but purposeful, event.

Implications - The competition states that if other wildlife lick the "range" blocks that will still be accepted. The licked salt blocks go on display at the Crossroads Art Center Baker City in Oregon, USA. The salt blocks actually look quite interesting and would definitely make for a unique home decoration.