The Saratoga Sun -

A staggering steer, honest folks and derby excitement

Reflections from the files of the Saratoga Sun


100 years ago

Jan. 13, 1916

3,500 lb. steer

Biggest Steer in the World Shipped from this Valley

to Stock Show

On Sunday evening the north bound train took out the biggest car of beef in one piece that perhaps has ever been seen. Hunter, Casteel & Hunter of this valley were the shippers and the big steer went out to the Denver Live Stock Show, where he will be on exhibition for a time.

Experts measured this animal and estimated his weight between 3,400 and 3,500 pounds. The next largest steer was about 3,300. This big fellow is about seven years of age and his breeding is mostly Shorthorn...

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