Meet the world’s largest Holstein cow (and the world’s largest buffalo)

I want to thank Tilly Bud at The Laughing Housewife for emailing me a link to the biggest cow I’ve ever seen in my life! She originally saw this cow picture on a blog post and I thought my eyeballs were going to pop out of my eye sockets.

"Salem Sue", the largest Holstein cow in the world; Image by Unhindered by Talent via Flickr

"Salem Sue", the largest Holstein cow in the world; Image by Unhindered by Talent via Flickr

Wow, that’s a lot of cow! I quickly found out this cow statue is named Salem Sue and is located in North Salem, ND. Who said there was nothing to visit in North Dakota?

So I did a little online research to learn more about Salem Sue and I found a photo showing of her in its entirety. Quite impressive!

Salem Sue Holstein cow statue in New Salem, ND

Salem Sue Holstein cow statue in New Salem, ND

Here are some more facts about Salem Sue:
Height: 38 feet
Length: 50 feet
Weight: 12,000 lb
Construction materials: fiberglass
Special designation: World’s Largest Holstein Cow
Year Built: 1974

You can read more about Salem Sue on the RealND.com website. This is where I found out that North Dakota also hosts the world’s largest buffalo statue, this time in Jamestown, ND.

World's largest buffalo in Jamestown, North Dakota

World's largest buffalo in Jamestown, North Dakota

Here are some stats about this big guy, which apparently nobody decided to name…
Height: 26 feet
Length: 46 feet
Weight: 60 tons
Construction materials: steel beams, wire mesh, stucco, and cement
Special Designation: World’s Largest Buffalo
Year Built: 1959

Again, you can find more about the world’s largest buffalo statue on the RealND.com website.

Well, South Dakota may have Mount Rushmore but North Dakota has quite a lot to offer too with the world’s largest statues in the bovine category!

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6 responses to “Meet the world’s largest Holstein cow (and the world’s largest buffalo)

  1. MOO! And that’s no BULL!

  2. I knew you’d like that one!

  3. Wow! That’s a big cow…and buffalo!

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