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The steers name is Pancho, and he lives in Goodwater, Alabama on a ranch owned by Jeral Pope and his son Dennis Pope. Pancho set the new world record on May 8th after beating the previously recorded holder by one inch.
Longhorn cattle like Pancho normally have long horns but they usually curl in circles and stay close to the head of the cattle. However, for Pancho, his horns have decided to grow straight out away from his head which made him different and the local celebrity of Goodwater.
“All my neighbors ’round here, any time they have company, they come over to see the longhorn,” Jeral said. “He’s just a big, gentle character.”
People stop by all the time to see him and even the little kids can walk up to pet him. Pancho just sits there, still and quiet, and lets them feed and pet him.
“He’s just a big pet,” Dennis said. “He’s had so many people over the years stop by to see him, feeding him treats, that he’s turned into a wonderful big pet.”
Pancho is seven years old, super healthy and is a gentle giant according to Jeral’s son Dennis, who says “he may look intimidating but he’s really just a big softie.”
Congratulations to Pancho for breaking the world record!