ONE of Australia’s biggest agricultural stars Big Moo died over the weekend.
The giant, lovable Guernsey steer – which stood 190cm tall and weighed over a tonne – was euthanised on Sunday after four days of significant ill health.
Made famous for his size and lovable nature which attracted major television personalities to his Glencoe paddock, the saddening news was delivered via social media to thousands of followers on Monday.
“After being quite ill over the last four days Moo had to be put down… we do not know what we are going to do without him,” the post read.
The post was accompanied by a photograph of a rainbow, which appeared across the paddock Big Moo called home on Sunday.
“We hope you are galloping around a huge paddock with grass up to your knees buddy … you deserve it.”
The beloved steer was cared for by Jo and Phil Vine, who were stunned by Big Moo’s growth, which is believed to be linked to excess hormone production.
Among those to meet Big Moo at the Glencoe farm was national television personality Dr Chris Brown, who visited the steer while filming a segment on the nearby Ghost Mushroom Lane for The Living Room.
Dr Brown was among those who shared his condolences on social media this week.
“I am completely gutted … he was probably my favourite animal friend I have ever met,” Dr Brown wrote.