No bull: B.C. home to one massive steer

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Armstrong, B.C., home to massive steer
Jim Saiko of Armstrong, B.C., is the owner of Buddy, a steer that tilts the scales at 6-foot-5 and 2,400 pounds. Buddy is becoming a local celebrity, with people stopping to take pictures of him – Nov 30, 2018

It’s been a news week of cows — giant ones.

There’s Dozer in Manitoba, measuring 6-foot-5.

And Knickers, the Australian steer, coming in at 6-foot-4, followed Cowboy of California at 6-foot-6 and about 3,000 pounds.

Add B.C. steer Buddy to the list.

“His last measurements were 6-foot-5 and a half,” said owner Jim Saiko of Armstrong.

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Saiko got Buddy six years ago when it was a calf — with the intent of turning him into steaks. Instead, they bonded.

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“He’s a friend now,” said Saiko. “He’s my buddy.”

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Buddy’s isn’t just tall; he also weighs a ton. Well, more than that, actually.

“Twenty-four hundred-plus pounds,” said Saiko. “And look at the length of him. He’s huge.”

So huge, he keeps out growing his shelter.

“I had to get a friend of mine to cut the door open a couple of times because he’s too big,” said Saiko.

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And, as it turns out, Buddy has become somewhat of a local celebrity.

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“There’s always cars stopping taking pictures,” said Saiko. “I have people coming into the yard asking if they can take pictures of Buddy.”

Today, Buddy and Saiko have become inseparable.

“If I walk around this property, he just follows me like a dog.”

But that inseparable bond might be coming to an end. Saiko is moving and can’t take Buddy with him. So whoever buys his property might also become owner of a 2,400-pound, 6-foot-5 behemoth.

“I hope that if someone does buy my property, they’d want to keep him,” said Saiko.

And inherit one of the world’s largest pets.

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