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Longhorn bull with world-record horns sells for $165,000 

  • A longhorn bull named Cowboy Tuff Chex has a world-record horn span of eight feet and four inches
  • He was purchased by Richard and Jeanne Filip for $165,000
  • The Texas couple was prepared to pay up to $500,000 for the bull
  • The Filips have a ranch in Fayetteville and have more than 100 longhorns

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that’s certainly the case for this world-record breaking longhorn bull.

With a horn span of more than eight feet, Cowboy Tuff Chex has been sold for a whopping $165,000 at the famed Fort Worth Stockyards in the Lone Star State.

Owned by breeder Bob Loomis of Overbrook, Chex was sold last week to Richard and Jeanne Filip of Fayetteville, Texas.

Richard Filip told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the bull will be used for breeding on the couple’s ranch, which has more than 100 longhorns. Jeanne Filip said the bull will be ‘the VIP of the ranch.’ 


Cowboy Tuff Chex has the longest horn span in the world at over eight feet in length

Incredibly Chex’s new owners Richard and Jeanne Filip said they were willing to pay up to $500,000 for the six-year-old bull.

The Filips retired from the real estate business four years ago and have owned longhorns for 17 years.  

‘We’re going to bubble-wrap him when we get to the ranch,’ Jeanne Filip told the Star-Telegram. 

At the same auction last year, the world-record holder for a steer with horns at 121 inches named Lazy J’s Bluegrass from Kansas sold for $49,000.

While Tuff may hold the record in length, he is not the most expensive longhorn there is. A female cow named 3S Danica sold for $380,000 at a sale in Grapevine earlier this year. 

Tuff's new owners Richard and Jeanne Filip (pictured) were willing to pay up to $500,000 for the bull

The six-year-old longhorn bull was sold for $165,000 at an auction in Texas

Tuff’s new owners Richard and Jeanne Filip (pictured) were willing to pay up to $500,000 for the bull (right)

Courtesy: Longhorn Roundup and Texas Longhorn Roundup