Quantcast BIggest bull in the world

Sponsors



Author Topic: BIggest bull in the world  (Read 25426 times)

Offline yuppiecowboy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 341
  • Karma 43
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2009, 07:05:42 PM »
Where did you  find that picture of that maine bull? He doesnt look like a freak, he has symmetry, hes just HUGE. And the bull in the background behind him looks like hes right there too! COuld you just imagine him getting out with a batch of heifers? Good gravy. I saw a chianina bull named Black Mountain in the early 80's that was supposed to be the largest bull ever recorded in the US. He would have looked like a yearling to that mamma jamma.

Offline tlcattle

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
  • Karma 2
  • manchild steer 3rd over all couty fair
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2009, 07:45:46 PM »
watch this video. i think he beats pretty much everyone of them....

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. - Robert Bloch

Offline yuppiecowboy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 341
  • Karma 43
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2009, 10:00:53 PM »
Um, no. did you SEE the picture of that maine bull? Those Blues are big boys, no doubt, but they are mid to high 2k. That maine was A DOUBLE TONNER. There was no true point of reference but I am guessing he was over 65in and MASSIVE.

Offline Show Heifer

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2221
  • Karma 179
  • Sometimes its just worth the risk
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2009, 06:42:31 PM »
Thanks TLCattle for the video. I will show that to my class!
You had tthe right not display your lack of command of the english language. Too bad you have chosen not to. - Brit, senior student

Offline venable@tds.net

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 285
  • Karma 9
    • View Profile
    • Venable Farms
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2009, 10:38:11 PM »
In the early eighties we had an Imollo 2000 son that was a little big..  We sold him when he was 8 years old.  He was a big white bull and filled the sale ring at 4300 lbs.  he was close to six feet tall at the shoulder.  A gentle giant.  his feet were the size of a large plate.   We had an open top goosneck brand trailer.  He had to back out.  He could not turn around.    I bet I can find a pic but it might take me a while.

 :o

Offline OH Breeder

  • Forum Moderator
  • National Champion Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 5954
  • Karma 279
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2009, 11:21:42 PM »
Thanks TLCattle for the video. I will show that to my class!


I think that National Geographic has the whole series on the Belgium Blue cattle on DVD and VHS.
Life is too short....don't sweat the small stuff.

Offline The Driver

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 277
  • Karma 1
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2009, 09:24:37 AM »
Walt Dickson at Smokey Mountain Farm and Ranch has a big bull called Lassiter he was undeafeted while showing and stands 6'6" to his shoulders and now stands stuffed in walts office he is a chi bull


Offline mark tenenbaum

  • National Champion Poster
  • **********
  • Posts: 5627
  • Karma -173
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2009, 06:46:16 PM »
This isn't the biggest bull in the world, but he is the biggest bull I ever raised. He is HC Merger 93M. He is an ET son of HS Rodeo Drive 062WR X*.Merger was a herd sire here for several years. He was a true gentle giant. I sold him at the auction market last June, and it was one of the hardest things I have ever done in the cattle business. It felt like I was betraying my best friend.He weighed 3270 Lb after an overnight stand in the auction mart, so I suspect he was over 3400 lb when he was full.  Not only was he the biggest Rodeo son I ever saw, he may have been one of the best  and best breeding sons of Rodeo. The only reason I sold him was that he had developed testicle degeneration the summer before and his testicles were dropped over 1 cm a month for 6 months, then it stopped as quick as it started.  I had him semen tested a few times, and while he was still producing some semen, he never got back to having freezable semen yet he was still able to settle a few cows. For a bull of this size, he was extremely easy keeping and came in from pasture every year in better shape than he went out. He was wintered on good quality hay and only got grain supplement on the coldest days. When the breeding season was done, I would just drive the truck and trailer into the pasture and open the door to the trailer and stand and wait for him to come. He would walk into the trailer and I would close the door and drive home. He did this every year from the time he was a yearling.

Merger showed tremendous growth from birth. He was 102 lb at birth and was born unassisted from a small black recip. At 7 months of age he weighed 960 lb at Agribition. He had an incredible disposition and was one of the few animals I have ever had that never had to be halter broke. He led from the moment I placed a halter on his head, and had never been worked with at all previous to this.  For the first while I thought that eventually he would snap and I would be in a wreck with him, but it never happened. When he was a 4 year old, I would drive into the pasture and he would walk over to the truck and wait for me to roll the window down. Then he would stick his huge head through the window , lay it against my chest and wait for me to rub his head.

I hated to sell him, as I had always thought he would die on the farm and be buried here. I finally decided it really was unfair to him to have him in a pen all summer by himself and get eaten by the flies. I had a lump in my throat when I drove away from the auction mart, and there was a couple times on the  way home, that I almost turned around and went an got him again. He was my friend and I still miss him.

Offline mark tenenbaum

  • National Champion Poster
  • **********
  • Posts: 5627
  • Karma -173
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2009, 06:51:01 PM »
What a great and eloquent post about HC Merger, I dont want to think about how many great animals have accidently passed away, or been used up by people who could care a less about thier cattle, much less about the misrepresentation and ripoffs we all have to experience at one time or another.

Offline Telos

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2267
  • Karma 84
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2009, 09:57:25 PM »
What a great and eloquent post about HC Merger, I dont want to think about how many great animals have accidently passed away, or been used up by people who could care a less about thier cattle, much less about the misrepresentation and ripoffs we all have to experience at one time or another.

Ain't that the truth. I've had to take my lessons more then once, but there are some honorable people in this business.
 
I too enjoyed reading JIT's post. That's what I would call a gift.

Veneble.  I hope you can find that pic of your Imolo son. I know he was a giant of a bull.
Jack Jabara

Offline justme

  • State Champion Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 2871
  • Karma 142
  • Evan played at the Bruce Jenner Complex
    • View Profile
Re: BIggest bull in the world
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2009, 12:31:03 PM »
In the late 80's there was a bull called KK Freeway.  He was owned by Urbandale farms in Ohio then donated to OSU/ATI.  He was once labeled the biggest bull.  He even appeared on the David Letterman show.  I really hated feeding that bull in college...there was nothing nice about his personality.  He was a Chi.
"If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off!" Larry the Cable Guy

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
42 Replies
15538 Views
Last post August 13, 2009, 08:48:42 AM
by aj
0 Replies
1645 Views
Last post March 28, 2010, 08:25:38 AM
by PremierLonghorns
18 Replies
7671 Views
Last post March 28, 2012, 08:35:11 AM
by Black Sheep
8 Replies
4710 Views
Last post October 15, 2015, 11:33:43 AM
by Mainevent
7 Replies
1868 Views
Last post December 29, 2021, 09:06:39 AM
by Dale

Powered by EzPortal

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

Steer Planet Classifieds & Auctions

Breeder Directory