Largest Cows in the World, part 1


Though there are lots of reasons behind domestication of cow, but actually the two major reasons are the meat and milk production.

Cow milk

In this regards some cows are so large, you may think they are cousin of prehistoric animals. Here’s the list of largest cow breeds in the world.

  1. Belgian Blue
Belgian Blue

The Belgian Blue is a large-sized animal with rounded outline and prominent muscles. The shoulder, back, loin and rump are heavily muscled. The back is straight, rump sloping, tail set prominent and skin is fine. It has strong legs and walks easily despite its size. They look so bulky beacause of the naturally occurring mutation called double muscling which occurs when the animals lack a certain protein that regulates muscle growth. Mature females weigh around 780 kilograms and are 138 centimeters tall.

2. Bovine


When something is referred as bovine, it’s either cattle or reminds you of the slow and seemingly unintelligent ways of cattle. This huge Holstein steer measures a staggering six foot four inches tall and weighs a whopping 2300 pounds. Daniel eats a hundred pounds of hay, 15 pounds of grain, drinks a hundred gallons of water and produces 150 pounds of dropping everyday. That’s a load of both. His owners have now had him measured for Guinness World Records in an attempt to have him officially recognized as the world’s tallest steer.

Daniel – the world’s tallest cow a staggering six-foot-four

3. Montbelliarde


This largest cow originated in te French region of Montbeliard. It is reared maily and dairy farms. A single cow from this species can produce more than 7,400 liters annually. Montbelliarde can reach 1.45 meters in height and weigh up to 1,200 kilos. The cow’s milk is rich in casein type B, which is perpect for cheese production. The best cheese from protected breeds comes from Montbeliard.

Montbelliarde cheese

4. German Angus

German Angus

As you can see, this one is rightfully included on the list of biggest cattle in the world. Cows can reach a weight of 1,200 kilos and a height of 1.5 meters. This largest cow was developed in the 1950s when the Aberdeen Angus Cattle were crossed different German native cows.

Aberdeen Angus Cattle
German native cow

The main goal of the selection was to obtain a large size breed with good temperament and without horns. They were also aiming for beef production with lower fat content. No need to hit the gym after a burger from this one, what do you think? Drop us a comment.

5. Pinzgauer


This largest domestic cattle is from the Pinzgau region of the federal state of Salzburg in Austria. It has distinctive coloring with chestnut brown sides and white back in underside. The weight of Pinzgauer cows ranges from 600 to 700 kilograms with an average height of 137 centimeters. This biggest bull’s weight rages from 1,000 to 1,100 kilograms with a height of 147 centimeters on average. The Pinzgauer is considered endangered and the population decreases by 10% every year. It has been bred horned and pulled.

6. Limousin


Highly muscled beef cattle – this biggest cow can reach a weight of 1,100 kilograms. As a result of the environment, in the region of Limousin and Marche where they are bred, these cows have an unusual sturdiness good health and great adaptability. In addition to their beef qualities, the moose and cows were also used as work animals. One of the largest cows in the world, the Limousin produces beef with a low proportion of bone and fat, a top killing out percentage and a high yield of salable meat. If you plan to own a massive ranch with massive cows and bowls someday, stick around because we’ve got mmuch more.

Beef Limousin

7. Charolais


It’s one of the earliest and most popular cattle not only in France but worldwide. It can weigh up to 1,100 kilograms. With more than 1.8 millions pure race cattle in France, it represents half of the cattle bread for beef in this country. Its meat is of the highest quality and quantity due to direct crossing. The Charolais also has low production costs. That is labor force, feed and level of mechanization.

8. Normande


This biggest bull species weighs between 2,000 and 2,400 pounds. They possess excellent body depth and spring of rib while maintaining exceptional body length. They have large pelvic areas and calves easily. Their young ones show excellent bigger and most birth weights are in the 70 to 95 pound range. In France, milk production averages 14,000 pounds of lactation with 4.2% butter fat and 3.5% protein.

Normande milk

Because of the high muscle mass to bone ratio their small heads, the Normande have a high percentage of yield at Slaughter.

9. South Devon

South Devon

Also known as the gentle giant, the Devon originated in the United Kingdom and is one of the world’s largest cow species. It can achieve a weight of 1,600 kilograms on the average, although the largest recorded South Devon cow weighed 2,000 kilograms. This largest bowl can be used for work up to the age of 12. It is popular for both milk and meat. The cows are able to reproduce for 15 years. With such longevity, few heifers are needed to upgrade the herd.

10. Romangola


This largest cow species is a robust animal showing marked evidence of thickness and muscularity. The bulls weigh approximately 1,250 kilograms and the cows 750 kilograms. This breed is from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. It belong to the Podolic group of gray cattle. Although their heavy muscling was once sought for draft, characteristic is now attracting attention for meat purpopses. Their muscularity over the loin, rump and through the shoulders and lower thigh is especially pronounced. In contrast to the China, the Romangola are much shorter in the leg.

To be continued, part 2: