Monster bull proves unmountable

Yahoo!7 Updated August 16, 2011, 12:02 pm

Bushwacker, a giant 730kg beast, is now regarded as a once-in-a-lifetime champion animal.

This season, eight bull riders have attempted to mount this monster for the required eight seconds needed in a qualifying ride, and not one has been able to complete the task.

Since the bull fully matured the longest recorded time anyone has been able to ride him has been 6.6 seconds - the average time for professional riders is just 3.06 seconds.

Bushwacker bucks off a professional rider: Screengrab

In 2009 Bushwacker was mounted for eight seconds but he was still an adolescent at this stage.

It takes about 7.5kg of corn, grain and peanut hulls along with 150 litres of water a day to keep Bushwacker happy.

The powerful beast earns around US$330,000 a year and his sperm fetches up to $2000 a sample.

A scary aspect? Just as the announcer says in the clip, "Bushwacker hasn't even warmed up yet."

Thanks to The Post Game.

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  1. Emu04:15pm Sunday 28th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    I just love the way they describe it as "mounting" the bull rather than riding it, it makes the Kiwis and their love of sheep look positively tame.....Go you good thing Bushwacker!!

  2. Gurney Skiffen08:26am Thursday 18th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Dont worry about the riders or the bull, its the poor bloke that has to get his sperm thats the real hero. Bet he hopes bushwacker only lasts about 3.6 seconds.

  3. sayiloveyouwithroses02:08pm Tuesday 16th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    im not sure you can call it the Best Athlete,but surely the most Gutsy one or the Dumbest one,i prefer charming women with roses...............?

  4. sayiloveyouwithroses01:29pm Tuesday 16th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    He is a MEAN CRITTER,& PURE BAD like GILLETTE...!! put him on the next LIVE BEEF EXPORT...?

  5. riebo01:19pm Tuesday 16th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    im a huge fan of bullriding but its not on TV this year in AUSTRALIA how come. :-(

  6. Paul L12:55pm Tuesday 16th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    hey Annikka Whats the diff between cow shit and Bull shit ??? Get two handfulls and toss them in the air If it comes down its cow shit If it dont Its bull shit.

  7. Dean12:46pm Tuesday 16th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Well, the stats are getting better for the yanks. On Yankhoo7 Homepage they have 5 news articles and all 5 in one way or another are about America, not bad for an Australian news webpage. Time to move to someone else that isnt totally Yank biased.

  8. Ian12:41pm Tuesday 16th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Alison your right its crap !! Funny how Men / women think they are so great when they conquer another animal . So small mined .!! Strengh in the human race is based on we evolve from the Neanderthal stage of humanity to where we are now. Those rider are losers in my opinion who have EGO Problems

  9. Ian12:36pm Tuesday 16th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    I can buck harder than that !!!

  10. Benjamin12:34pm Tuesday 16th August 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    who gives a rat's rissole!!!!!!!!!