The fact that bulls are always larger than cows, many people know. But there are real champions in height and weight. What is the biggest bull in the world and how tall is it, we’ll find out about it together.
Big weight is a sign of great kindness. It was this distinctive feature of the “fatties” that the porcelain (breed) bull nicknamed Donneto once proved. He lived in the middle of the last century in Switzerland and was distinguished by an unusually calm and kind disposition. At that time, he was a real champion, his weight was 1,740 kilograms, and height in withers - 190 centimeters. Next to him, as seen in the photo, the owner seemed just a dwarf. However, as it turned out later, his record was not the last.
Chile is another well-known individual among cattle. This male Frezian white breed is already recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, as the largest bull in the world. He was even given such a title, although every year the animal is gaining weight more and more. When he first came to the farm in the Scottish town of Fern in 1999, the calf was only 6 days old. None of the owners could even think that they would grow a real record holder.
Today, the bull is 16 years old and continues to grow. The last recorded weight was 1300 kilograms. You can imagine how much its final weight will be if the animal gains about 100 kilograms per year. Chile is very popular, besides it does not look powerful and scary at all. Even tourists often confuse him with a cow. Judge for yourself by looking at the photo.
Also one of the largest bulls in the world today is a UK resident Frezian male Trigger. According to the latest data, its weight was 1200 kilograms, and the height at the withers was 196 centimeters. Initially, the animal was waiting for a hard fate to be slaughtered, if not for the neighbor of the farm. He looked at the bull and asked to look after him. Every year, the pet grew and grew, and became a real giant.
There is a possibility that the Trigger will also be honored to be listed in the Guinness Book of Records, because the animal continues to gain weight. Like his fellow giants, this male is also very calm and benevolent. The greatest joy he brings is a walk through the field and fresh juicy apples. He has them in large quantities. Another giant from Uzbekistan, look at the video.
Handsome Field Marshal
To date, the leader in the weight category is a bull of Charolais breed named Field Marshal. It weighs 1,700 kilograms (only 40 units does not reach Donneto), but the animal continues to grow. Strange as it may seem, he is also a resident of Great Britain, living on a private farm. The owners, buying an animal, could not even imagine that they would grow a real record holder. Although, judging by the photo, the male looks very neat and eats very little. Almost all the time the bull spends on the free pasture.
Because of the calm and balanced nature of the owners refuse to cut down their pet horns. They are said to be very beautiful, as well as his big hairy ears. In the Guinness Book of Records they do not intend to submit an application.
Ukrainian record holder Repp
Not only Europe and America can boast of their bull bulls. In the CIS countries also have their champions. Thus, for example, the Ukrainian seeding bull Repp of the Podolsk breed is the largest in the CIS. Today the animal weighs 1500 kilograms and is famous for its reproductive abilities. In the year Repp gives more than 50 thousand beautiful and good calves. Due to many factors, insemination of the darlings of Reppa is done artificially.
Unlike its foreign counterparts in weight, this bull looks really frightening and even threatening (see photo). Not many agree to approach it. Because of its aggressive look, farmers exclude the possibility of meeting the male with the cows and even cut off his horns. Who knows how the giant behaves?
Today, the male lives in Cherkassy selection center. Every day he eats more than 10 kilograms of hay, about 150 grams of sugar and 1 kilogram of soy. The natural bull has grown to such impressive size due to good nutrition and care. Perhaps due to the abundant attention at a young age today, the animal is very jealous of employees who care for other inhabitants of the center, as well as very touchy.
Speaking about the biggest bulls of the world, it is impossible not to recall a separate species of these animals called the gaur. This is an Indian bull, which grows to a height of 3 meters and today is the largest cow in the world, albeit a wild one. Gauras belong to a separate species of animals - herbivorous megafauna. From the size of this giant is simply breathtaking. See for yourself on the photo.
Today, the Gaura are endangered, it is an extremely rare species. It's hard to believe, because animals have practically no enemies, it weighs more than 1600 kilograms. In addition to the impressive weight, few people from the megafauna can also be compared with the gaur in beauty and strength at the same time. For a special structure of the body gaur received the name "Asian bison".
In order to get acquainted with animals in more detail, we invite you to see photos, as well as a video at the end of the article.Great Field Marshal next to a man Trigger and its owners Head of the Ukrainian bull Repp Beautiful gaur on vacation