The World’s Tallest Cow


TOM PARKER: People react with shock and awe. COMM: This is Danniel, a huge Holstein steer, who certainly stands out from the herd. KEN FARLEY: We first noticed he was abnormally big when he was about six months and being
bottle fed. And at the end of the six months, he just wouldn’t, he’d knock the bottle
out of the hands and was just too big to handle. KEN FARLEY: Holsteins are known to be large frame animals and they are known for their
size, but he is quite a bit taller than the average Holstein. TOM PARKER: Danniel is 6’ 4’’ at the withers, which is right here. TOM PARKER: He weighs 2,300 pounds. TOM PARKER: The average size cow or steer would be about 4’5’’ tall versus the
6’4’’ that Danniel is. COMM: Danniel was recently measured for Guinness. The previous Tallest Cow World Record holder
measured 6’2’’ and died in 2015. Ken could soon officially be the owner of a bovine
record breaker. KEN FARLEY: As far as different care from other animals, no he doesn’t. He just eats
more, drinks more. TOM PARKER: Danniel eats 100 pounds of hay and 15 pounds of grain every day. TOM PARKER: Come here, Danniel! TOM PARKER: Average steer would probably eat about 20 pounds of hay a day and maybe 5 pound
of grain. Danniel eats about four times the amount that a normal cow would eat. INTERVIEWER: Is there a medical condition for his size? KEN FARLEY: Not that I know of. TOM PARKER: People react in a variety of different ways. Eyes the size of dinner plates, jaws hanging open, they just can’t believe what they are seeing. KEN FARLEY: Danniel was raised as a pet. So, his temperament, you know, is pretty mild. I mean, as you can see, he is just kind of like a big puppy.


100 Responses

  1. Martin D.

    August 7, 2017 9:40 am

    "As you can see he is really calm"
    well as I can see, he doesn't have any balls! They should have asked him why the sterilized him and why not use him for breeding?

  2. Heather Chandler

    April 18, 2018 9:33 pm

    but we have all ignored the fact that his size saved him from going to the slaughterhouse. Just imagine 1 out of every 1000 cows is born with a special feature

  3. Ben's Wild Adventure

    November 6, 2018 7:43 am

    A normal Holstein bull eating 20 pounds of hay and 5 pounds of grain everyday, that's at least 25 pounds of food a day and Daniel eating 100 pounds of hay and 15 pounds of grain everyday, that's at least 115 pounds of food a day, which is actually almost 5 times more than what a normal Holstein bull eats everyday.

    P.S. By comparison, Radar the Belgian draft horse eats 40 pounds of hay and 20 pounds of grain everyday, that's at least 60 pounds of food a day. Plus, Radar also drinks 20 gallons of water a day.

  4. Everything NIAGARA

    November 28, 2018 2:14 pm

    They should have had it standing beside other 'regular' cows just for comparison like they did with that recent cow, 'Knickers' from Australia. I think that's why he has become a viral sensation.

  5. C Smith

    December 24, 2018 5:39 am

    Got a steer that tall but a ton heavier from my parents hometown. Was born in 1902 died in 1910. RIP old Ben. The big guy’s stuffed now.

  6. BRO SKI

    April 4, 2019 11:25 pm

    He doesn’t need 100 lbs of hay AND 15 lbs of grain per day lol… they’re feeding him a lot in hopes of him becoming even bigger I suppose.

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    June 16, 2019 1:09 pm

    weird elefant

  8. zoetvanham

    November 7, 2019 3:26 am

    Very strange that at no point it is mentioned that the main reason why this cow is so tall, is that it is actually a CASTRATED ox. Thats why the bone length growth goes on until an older age.

  9. Kerian Halcyon

    January 20, 2020 8:15 am

    Dude, am I the only person who wants to see more cows that size? Like, cattle and food stuff aside, biologists talk about how we need more big megafauna anyway, why not have domestic cattle that are huge?


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