A longhorn bull with a record-setting horn span sold this week at the Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas.
According to Chron.com, the bull sold at auction to Richard and Jeanne Filip, of Fayetteville, Texas for a hefty $165,000. The bull, dubbed “Cowboy Tuff Chex,” is originally from Oklahoma, but will now make its home in on the Filips’ ranch.
The original owners of the seven-year-old bull, took him to the Fort Worth Stockyards to find a new owner. It didn’t take long before someone became interested in the impressive bull. After purchasing the bull, the Filips plan to take him back to their ranch.
According to the TStar-Telegram, the Filips were willing to pay up to a million dollars for the prize bull. Experts expected him to fetch at least $500,000.
Jeanne Filip said her husband refused to be outbid by the other bidders. But, it didn’t take nearly as long as everyone thought to reach the highest bid. For some reason, the other bidders bowed out early in the process, leaving the Filips with a huge bargain.
Currently, the couple has a hundred longhorns in their possession. They plan to use Chex for breeding, and say he will live the high-life once he gets to the farm.
“We’re going to bubble-wrap him when we get to the ranch,” Jeanne Filip joked with the Telegram. “Our guys will know: You do not make Tuff do anything he doesn’t want to do. He’s the VIP of the ranch.”
Hopefully, Chex will make himself at home when he gets to his new ranch. He’s one beautiful creature.