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A Friesian bullock who measures a towering 6ft 6in at the shoulder is expected to claim the Guinness World Record for the UK's tallest bovine, the Times reports. Chard Chilli and his twin sister Jubilee were abandoned at Ferne Animal Sanctuary nine years ago, when they were just a few days old. Manager Naomi Clarke explained …


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  1. Sam


    ..a lot of quarter pounders.

    Why are the veggies looking at me like that?

  2. Simon Riley

    World Record?

    Surely the world record for the UK's tallest bovine would be the UK record.

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  4. Big Al

    Well obviously...

    ... this story contains a serious load of old bull!

    I wonder if the animals were abandoned because they were the result of horrific genetic manipulation, and experimentation into Things Man Was Never Meant To Know? So hard to tell, these days...

  5. Marc Lawrence

    Old Cow

    Perhaps he has some old genes in him. The Aurochs was a breed of cattle often hunted in prehistory which was much larger than our current breeds...

    Ill get my red coat and run for it.

  6. Jamie

    Vegan winn

    That is proof that to stop meateaters VEGANs around the world are genetically engineering cattle to grow extra large and start eating humans.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Swedish cow terror!

    "Chilli does not have a special diet and eats grass, with the occasional swede as a treat."

    Better keep Sven away from him...

  8. Paul Rogers

    There's no hiding place

    cud these puns get any worse? udderly terrible!

  9. GrahamT


    A two metre high Chilli beef. I'll have fries with that, please.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good breeding

    This pair need breeding off. Such a shame Friesians are lousy beef cattle. Maybe crossed with a decent meat breed...

  11. Steve

    What kind of record is that.

    Surely it has to be a 'world' record to get in the guiness book of 'world' records.

    Otherwise it's not much of record is it.

    I reckon that I can break the world record for the most number of press-ups done by anyone in Steves family. Define your group small enough and you can hold any record you like.

  12. Julian

    Yes, I know it's a bull but..

    Looks like they're trying to milk the publicity for all its worth....

  13. Simon Neill

    @UK record

    Perhaps we KNOW it is the tallest in the UK, but the world record isn't known?

  14. Matt Finish

    The next record...

    ...surely, it must follow, the UK record for the pat with the widest splat?

  15. Mark Jan
    Paris Hilton


    Watch out for Greenpeace and the other loony global warming fanatics wanting to slaughter the beast usng its no doubt excesive methane production as an excuse!

    Paris, because even she knows it's bollocks.

  16. Anonymous Coward


    So nothing to do with all the steroids they pump into the cattle these days.. oops! ...sorry wrong side of the pond!

  17. Peter Hawkins

    I'll have ...

    .. 10 litres of pepper sauce and a couple of cases of your finest claret. Bring the fillet first, then the sirloin.. then

  18. Gav
    IT Angle

    Deserve It

    What does a cow have to do to "deserve" an entry in the Guinness Book of Records?? Is this the same kind of "deserve" you hear so much about on X-Factor?

    Cue the sad music;

    "Chilli was abandoned as a calf, so devoted his life to eating up his grass every day. He wants to win this word in memory of the mother he hasn't seen in 8 years, where-ever she may be." <Insert shot of sad bovine eye shedding tear, Display vote telephone number>

  19. Dave

    Government Job?

    I hear the NuLab spin doctors will be offering him a job - they have a need for a large amount of bullshit.

    Mine's the teflon one.

  20. Geoff Mackenzie

    I'm the tallest man

    at this particular address. Can I get a record, too?

    Mine's the red one.

  21. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: Deserve It

    Um, I think you may be taking this a smidge seriously, Gav.

    Do you need a cuddle?

  22. GettinSadda

    Re: Re: Deserve It

    > Do you need a cuddle?

    Yes please!

  23. Alan Edwards

    Cow on a lead

    The Times' picture has the cow with a harness around it's nose, with the keeper holding the lead.

    Possibly a bit pointless? If that cow decided it was going, I doubt she could do much about it...


  24. Chris Phillips

    Chilli?? Why the name???

    Presumably because he's a Friesian... Freezing... chilly.... get it....??

  25. Anonymous Coward

    Re Good breeding

    If you check out the definition of Bullock, you'll see that he (it?) will not be doing a lot of that

  26. Chris Hawkins
    IT Angle

    Re: Vegan winn - Beefing things up!

    Lets hope he doesn't get together with the lot shown on this link.......

  27. Steven Raith

    Re: Re: Deserve It

    Hi Sarah.

    I need a cuddle. You free tonight?

    Mines the one with the knife holes in the back, which is the result of Ms Bees reaction to this post.

    Steven R

  28. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    @Mark Jan

    > Paris, because even she knows it's bollocks.

    That was close - one apostrophe away from a libel suit.

    Paris, because she prefers a birthday suit.

  29. Daniel Voyce
    Thumb Up


    Can you imagine the size of the steak off that???

  30. Deemat

    I for one

    welcome our new bovine overlords.

  31. Keith Williams

    @Alan Edwards

    I do beleive that chilli is/was a bull. His sister is a cow.

  32. Jay

    RE:Deserve it

    /me hands Sarah Bee a tazer to defend herself from the El Reg Pervo-bot army following her after her "cuddle" comment.

  33. GettinSadda

    Re: RE:Deserve it

    > /me hands Sarah Bee a tazer to defend herself from the El Reg Pervo-bot army following her after her "cuddle" comment.

    Oh, taze be Sarah...

    Yeah, mine's the one with "PBA Member" on the back

  34. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: RE:Deserve it

    Taze be to God?


  35. Mike

    I could...

    Make a lot of poop out of that .

  36. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    Apart from

    the huge amounts of bullshit, what's the IT angle?

  37. Steven Raith

    Sarah Bee

    After that atrocious pun, I retract my previous statement.


    Steven R

  38. Bill

    The IT Angle

    Anonymous Coward>

    > the huge amounts of bullshit, what's the IT angle?

    The it in bullshit possibly?

  39. Mark Aggleton
    Black Helicopters

    @Mark Jan

    I think yesterdays times had an article about Estonia taxing farmers on methane emissions.

  40. Scott Mckenzie

    Crap Beef

    As said above, Fresians are not great beef cows, traditionally Dairy, he needs to breed with a good Hereford or something to get some nice Beef, as he is... he'll be sponsored by McDonalds or Cravendale before we know and they'll be milking him all they can....

  41. Arthur Coppock

    UK's Biggest Cow

    I think it was today's Dail Mail that pointed out that Cherie Blair already holds this record ...

  42. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Scott Mckenzie

    milking him??? now that would be a record!!

  43. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: UK's Biggest Cow


  44. GettinSadda

    Re: RE:Deserve it

    > Taze be to God?

    It should have read "Taze me" - Damn this wonky Dell keyboard!

  45. Ishkandar

    @Alan Edwards

    Grass skiing ??

    @Scott Mckenzie - You pervert !! The only thing one can "milk" out of a bull....

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