This article covers the largest known examples of bovines in the world, including"
- Largest Cow
- Largest Steer
Weight: 2800 pounds
Height: 6 feet
Bred on the J J Ranch in Texas, Lone Star was famous as the largest known cow during the 1930s. She had a Brahman sire and Jersey dam.
Lone Star was owned by Jeanne Maulsby.
Lone Star traveled to many major events to be displayed, including the Worlds Fair in Chicago. Her image on postcards was distributed far and wide.
Lone Star is pictured right with "Lady Star" the reputed smallest perfectly-formed adult cow in the world.
A $500 reward was offered for anyone who could produced a larger cow. No one ever collected on it.
Steers, which are castrated males, tend to grown larger than intact bulls.
Weight: 4720 pounds
Old Ben was widely promoted as the worlds largest steer. He was born in 1920. After he died at the age of eight years his hide was mounted and displayed in Highland Park in Kokomo, Indiana. Old Ben is the largest purebred bos taurus (the breed of most domestic cattle) on the record that I have found.
Weight: 3500 pounds
Born 2002, Field Marshall is a snowy white Charolais. He is the record holder amongst living animals.
Weight: 3140 pounds.
Honorable mention goes to Cimarron who was a hybrid Buffalo x Brahman (see below).