12 December, 2011
A Somerset farm has become
a must-see destination after finding out it is home to Britain's
At Dulhorn Farm and Caravan Park in Somerset, tourists are
likely to run into Field Marshall: a six foot four inch Charloais,
who is heavier than a Mini Cooper.
The castrated steer, who allegedly still has room to grow, was
adopted by farmer Gary Bowden after his previous owner, Arthur
Duckett, died last May, the MailOnline reports.
Mr Bowden will take advantage of Field Marshall's immense size
to raise money for the Dorset Air Ambulance while he awaits
official confirmation that he is indeed, Britain's biggest bull. He
is to throw a 'guess the weight competition' just as Mr Duckett
"He was entered in a similar competition two years ago and I
would say although he hasn't grown in height since then he's
definitely thickened up," Mr Bowden said.
He added that the docile beast may well even be a contender for
the world title: "I've done some research and haven't found any
bigger in the world - so he may well be the world's biggest."
With a bit of luck, Field Marshall may well just be the largest.
Somerset has a history of record-breaking cattle, as OddityCentral.com reveals that Chilli, a black
and white Friesian bull, won the title of biggest bovine in the
world back in 2008.
The Friesian, from Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Ferne, Somerset,
held similarly impressive figures. Chilli stood a massive six foot,
six inches tall, and weighed a whopping 1.25 tons.
Source: Vertical Leap