This ginormous steer is unusually huge, and consumes 4 times as much as the average cow. His name is Danniel. He is 6 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs more than a 1-ton truck (well over 2,000 pounds), and is unofficially the tallest cow in the world.

A cow this size can certainly work up an appetite. Each day, Danniel eats 100 pounds of hay, 15 pounds of grain and drinks 100 gallons of water.

Owners, Ken and Ann Farley from Eureka, California inherited Danniel from their late aunt. For Ken, “He’s kind of like a big puppy.”


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YouTube Screenshot | Barcroft TV

To officially verify if the Holstein steer was a bovine record-breaker, Ken had the animal measured up for the Guinness Book of Records. Previously, the tallest cow on record was the 6 foot, 2 inch bovine, Blossom who died in 2015.

“We first noticed that he was abnormally big when he was about six months and he was being bottle-fed,” said Ken. “At the end of six months he would just knock the bottle out of the hands and was just too big to handle.”

But, the colossal cow was sadly too much for Ken to handle, so he had Danniel relocated to the Lost Coast Hay Farm.


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YouTube Screenshot | Barcroft TV

Danniel is now in good hands. The gentle giant has his very own barn, which was built especially for him—a convenience Danniel would appreciate in winter, and also a place where people can visit the Holstein steer.

New owner, Tom Parker is enjoying the attention the bulky bovine is attracting: “people react in a variety of different ways – eyes the size of dinner plates, jaws hanging open – they just can’t believe what they’re seeing!”


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Let’s watch this tallest of cows in the video below:

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