Viatina-19 FIV Mara Imóveis, a 4-and-a-half-year-old Nelore breed cow, is currently by far the most expensive cow in the world, selling for $4.3 million.
The cow was recently sold for 6.99 million real ($1.44 million), or one-third of its ownership, at an auction in Arand, Brazil, bringing its total worth to a startling $4.3 million.
When Viatina-19 FIV Mara Imóveis’ ownership was sold at auction for almost $800,000, another world record at the time, the cow had already been proclaimed the most valuable in the world.
The world-record sale is a testament to the genetic excellence of the Nelore cattle breed as well as the market demand for superior animals.
FIV Viatina-19 The Mara Imóveis price is seen as a new turning point for the Nelore, a breed of cow whose traits are widely prized throughout the world.
The Nelore, which are distinguished by their dazzling white fur, loose skin, and a huge bulbous hump above their shoulders, are primarily recognized for their exceptional natural tolerance to heat. Their white fur, which reflects the majority of light wavelengths, as well as the fact that their sweat glands are twice as massive and 30% more numerous than those of most European breeds, both play a significant role in this.
Because of their highly effective metabolism, Nelore cattle, who are named after the Andhra Pradeshi district of Nellore in India, can survive on grass that is of low nutritional value.
The Nelore are incredibly strong and hardy; they can fend off a variety of parasite illnesses, and their thick skin makes it much more difficult for blood-sucking insects to pierce.
In addition, the breed is relatively easy to breed since females have broader pelvic openings and larger birth canals than other cattle breeds, and calf care is minimal.