The Belgian Blue: The most muscular bull in the world

Meet the Belgian Blue, the most muscular bull in the world.

The Belgian Blue: The most muscular bull in the world
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This bull looks like it came straight out of a gym, but in fact its huge muscles are entirely in its genes.

The Belgian Blue

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle from Belgium. George Culley discovered the breed in 1808, but it wasn't until 1950 that a man named Professor Hanset began to take a special interest in the breed in order to develop breeding in the USA.

The Belgian Blue has a natural mutation in the myostatin gene, which codes for the protein. Myostatin is a protein that inhibits muscle development. This mutation also interferes with fat deposition, resulting in very lean meat.

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In the video above, you can see the most muscular bull in the world in action. The animal is impressive, so it's best not to bother him too much!