Thursday, December 31, 2009
Biggest bullock - world record set by The Field
ALSTONE, Somerset, UK -- The Field Marshall,
an eight-year-old Charolais (owner Arthur Duckett)
tipped the scales at 3,682lbs (1,670kg)-setting the new world
record for the Biggest
Photo: Farmer Arthur Duckett (who is
5ft 8") feeds Field Marshall, his world's
biggest bullock. Photo: SWNS
Field Marshall has overtaken the previous Guinness
world record holder, his former stablemate The Colonel, who
stood 6ft 5ins tall and weighed 3,500lbs, before his death
Owner Arthur Duckett, 80, who bought the
white steer four years ago, said: ''He's in very good health
and there's no reason why he won't keep on growing.
''He's only eight and unless something unforeseen
happens he will get bigger and bigger. But he's not fat -
he's all muscle. ''I could feed him heavier but I don't want
to make him look grotesque, I want him to be healthy and put
on weight naturally. ''That's why I keep
him outdoors in a field and not inside.''
Biggest bullock eats more than 17lbs of feed every
day and enjoys oats, barley, potatoes, fodder beet followed
by a portion of hay. The Field Marshall was weighed at the
Fatstock agricultural show at Sedgemoor Auction Centre near
North Petherton, Somerset.
bullock shares a field on Mr Duckett's farm in Alstone,
Somerset, with a 5ft 6in Highland steer and a small Friesian.
He is now heavier than a Mini Cooper car which weighs 2,458lbs,
and a BMW 3 series which tips the scales at just 3,053lbs.
Owner Arthur Duckett said: ''I haven't force-fed
him he just has the same food every day. Oats, barley, potatoes,
fodder beet and also a portion of hay. ''He's got a very good
temperament but he's not really domesticated so you have to
treat him with respect. ''He's very
strong and he's got a mind of his own but we get along very
The Guinness world record for the biggest
EVER bullock was set by a steer called Old Ben, who died
in Kokomo, Indiana, in 1910. He weighed 4,720lbs and stood
6ft 4ins tall.
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December 31, 2009