Angus Bull Shatters State Fair Super Bull Record

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"Big Black" named 2009 Iowa State Fair Super Bull

DES MOINES, IA (08/14/2009)(readMedia)-- "Big Black," an Angus bull owned by Stalcup Farms Charolais of Prescott and the late Joe Holub of What Cheer, topped the scales at 3404 pounds winning the 2009 Super Bull contest and setting a new Iowa State Fair record. The contest was held Thursday, August 13, at the 2009 Iowa State Fair.

Holub had exhibited the Super Bull five times in the past and had placed second and third numerous times. The previous Super Bull record had been set in 2004 when "Buster," a Red Angus, weighed 3378 pounds.

Stalcup Farms Charolais also took the second place finish with a Charolais bull named "Challenger" weighing 2858 pounds. Brewer Farms of Dallas Center took third with their 2162 pound Limousin bull, "Nautalis."

"Big Black" as well as the Big Boar and Big Ram can be found at the Iowa State Fair in the cattle, swine and sheep barns respectively through August 23.

"State Fair Time" runs through August 23. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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