Tejas Tip 2 Tip is a steer living on a ranch in South Texas. But he’s slightly more remarkable than that introduction might let on.
At 10 feet, 2 3/4 inches, the longhorn is thought to have the longest horns of any steer in the world, the Victoria Advocate reports. And he’s not even done growing. Tejas’ owner Todd Taylor told the paper the steer might “grow an inch a side a year from now on.”
How much does a set of horns like Tejas’ (and the cow that comes with them) sell for? According to Taylor one of the prize-winning steer’s sisters sold for about $87,500 last year. That’s a lot of hay money.
So how do Tejas’ both terrifying and magnificent horns stack up against another exceptional (and adorable) steer? If you’re going to compare, Texas Longhorn mascot Bevo XV has horns that currently measure 3 feet, 6 inches tip to tip. Granted Bevo is still very young. But for perspective, late mascot Bevo XIV’s horns were 82 inches at 13 years old.