Ireland keeps its reputation for long-lived cattle

Recently an Angus cow, known as Jenny, believed to be the oldest in Ireland, passed away at the age of 33. Her owner was Finbarr Deasy who has a farm in Clonakilty, west Cork and Jenny had been with the Deasy family since she was a calf. 

Ireland is known for producing long-living cattle. It was home to the oldest cow in the world, known as big Big Bertha (photo below). She, was born in Kerry on Saint Patrick's Day 17 March 1945 and went on to live for 48 years passing away in 1993 just short of her 49th birthday. Bertha had two Guinness World Records: one for being the oldest cow recorded and for a breeding record for producing 39 calves. Big Bertha also helped raise over $75,000 for cancer research and other charities.

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