Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. (R) enjoyed pork chop on a stick and posed with a life-sized cow made out of butter at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday. 

"Pork chop on a stick, slushies, biggest boar, and butter cow. Fun morning at IA state fair," Huntsman tweeted

Huntsman is one of a number of Republican hopefuls attending the fair ahead of a debate Thursday night and the Ames straw poll on Saturday. 

Elsewhere, former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) enjoyed a corndog at the fair and tweeted out a picture of himself chomping down.

* Photo courtesy of Romney's official twitter account.