Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visited the Fort Worth Stock Show with mayor Betsy Price, pausing to talk about goats before heading in to the rodeo. pmoseley@star-telegram.com
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg visited the Fort Worth Stock Show with mayor Betsy Price, pausing to talk about goats before heading in to the rodeo. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stops by the Fort Worth Stock Show

January 17, 2017 08:23 PM

UPDATED January 17, 2017 09:57 PM

FORT WORTH

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stopped by the Stock Show on Tuesday night and got a personal tour of the grounds.

He even petted a calf.

The social media tycoon was Mayor Betsy Price’s first-row guest at the Bulls’ Night Out rodeo at the Will Rogers Coliseum.

Zuckerberg was in the area this week, making his first stop on a journey to visit all 50 states this year.

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Earlier Tuesday, he toured Facebook’s massive data center being built in far north Fort Worth.

The complex — appropriately located at 4500 Like Way — will include five buildings totaling nearly 2.5 million square feet. It already has almost 1,000 people working at it, Zuckerberg posted on Tuesday, and it could be up and running by the end of this year.

Zuckerberg was also in Dallas on Tuesday, testifying in a lawsuit against one of his companies, Oculus, over virtual-reality headset technology.

On Monday, Zuckerberg met with Dallas police officers and helped plant a community garden in Oak Cliff.

Stock Show weather doesn’t deter crowd at All Western Parade

The annual parade in downtown Fort Worth is the unofficial kickoff to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, which continues through Feb. 4. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram)

mfaulkner@star-telegram.com