Meet Barnsford Ferny – the biggest load of bull in Britain.
The un-moo-vable beast tips the scales at almost TWO TONNES – making him the bulkiest British bovine and carrying enough meat to make 45,000 Big Mac burgers.
Weighing the same amount as an adult hippopotamus – more than twice the average of other bulls – Barnsford stands at an impressive SEVEN FOOT in height.
But despite Barnsford’s fearsome appearance, the four-year-old’s owner Charlie Boden, a farmer from Stockport, Greater Manchester, insists his prize beast is a gentle soul.
And he says the big softie loves nothing more than being surrounded by a field full of ladies.
In a year, he’s fathered 50 calves on Charlie’s farm and sired a further 100 through artificial insemination.
Getty Super Mac: Bulky Barnsford could provide enough beef to make 45,000 Big Macs
Charlie said: “Barnsford’s got 50 calves on our farm and then people have come all over the country to breed from him. He has sired at least another 100 calves just through artificial insemination in the last 12 months alone.
“We only start breeding our bulls when they reach three years old, so it’s taken just over a year for him to have that many children. Because he’s such a massive specimen, coupled with the fact he’s a record breaker, people come from far and wide to get some of his genes.
“People are always amazed when they see him – no other farmer that has met him knows of a bigger bull.”
Barnsford cost Charlie around £3,500 in 2011 – a then record fee for a Charolais breed.
He lives alongside 20 other bulls, but despite living off the same diet, Barnsford dwarves his peers.
Charlie added: “He doesn’t get anything special to eat. He’s got all the grass he can eat in the fields and about 10-15lb of concentrate per day, which is the same as the other bulls.
“He’s always been a big lad, and he’s just getting bigger – he’s a monster.”