6’4½” Steer Officially the Tallest in the World

A 6-year-old Holstein steer from Oregon has been officially named the tallest in the world at a height of 6 feet 4½ inches. Misty Moore, founder and operator of the Welcome Home Animal Sanctuary in Creswell, said the steer named Romeo has lived at the facility since he was rescued from a veal crate at a dairy farm when he was just 10 days old. "In the dairy industry, male calves like Romeo are often deemed as mere byproducts, their destinies predetermined by profit margins, but fate had a different plan for Romeo that day,” said Moore. She said she decided to seek the Guinness World Records title for Romeo after discovering the previous record-holder, a Massachusetts steer named Tommy, was only 6 feet 1 inch tall. Moore said Romeo is "the sanctuary's biggest softie.” Romeo alone eats 100 pounds of hay every day, so the sanctuary is always looking for donations.