Mea­sur­ing up Big Moo-seum

The Western Star - - Rural Weekly - AN­DREA DAVY An­[email protected]­ral­weekly.com.au

BIG Moo is look­ing for a leg up.

The gen­tle gi­ant guernsey steer’s owner Jo Vine has launched a Go­FundMe page to get him a shed.

Big Moo shot to fame in 2016 when pic­tures of him in his Glen­coe pad­dock went vi­ral.

Mrs Vine hopes the shel­ter, which will have a level ce­ment floor and a height chart, will help them of­fi­cially mea­sure him up, so he can be in con­tention for the Guin­ness Book of World Records.

She be­lieves Big Moo can knock other famed big beast, Big Knick­ers, off the perch.

“My name is Jo Vine and

I’m mum to one of the big­gest steers in Aus­tralia – Big Moo,” she wrote on the Go­FundMe page.

“Hav­ing hand-raised him from a tiny calf, Big Moo means the world to me and I want him to have a good life. He will never, ever be sausages.

“Since he got fa­mous, we’ve hosted thou­sands of peo­ple out here who want to

❝means

Big Moo

the world to me...

— Jo Vine

see how tall he is, give him a pat and share a photo with him.

“He even has 2600 fans on his Face­book page.

“We be­lieve Big Moo be­longs to the peo­ple and although we don’t like ask­ing for pay­ment to see him, we would like to see peo­ple power build Big Moo his big shed.”

Big Moo is nine years old, and Mrs Vine hopes the shel­ter can be­come a mu­seum for him when he even­tu­ally goes to the long pad­dock in the sky.

“Af­ter he’s gone, the shed will be­come a bit of a Moo Mu­seum – we’d love to have peo­ple sign the walls in­side and even have a mu­ral of Moo, to re­mem­ber him af­ter he’s gone.”

It’s be­lieved Big Moo was born with gi­gan­tism, a con­di­tion caused by an over­load of growth hor­mone by the pi­tu­itary gland.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

BIG BEAST: Big Moo’s owner Jo Vine has launched a Go­FundMe page to find out how big the bul­lock is.

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