This “supercow” just completely changed the beef game. And now you’ll never look at steak the same way again

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Technological and scientific advancements are rapidly evolving virtually every aspect of human civilization including how livestock are bred and raised before becoming humans’ dinner.

Case in point this “supercow” just completely changed the beef game.

And now you’ll never look at steak the same way again.

Brazilian cow breaks record and sells for over $4 million

Viatina-19 FIV Mara Moveis is a Brazilian cow that weighs twice as much as the average adult of her breed.

She’s the result of a years-long effort by Brazil to raise meatier cows so more people will eat the beef that comes from the region.

Now, the cow is getting its fifteen minutes of fame after it sold for a record-breaking total of over $4 million at a recent auction – over three-times more than the previous record holder’s price.

According to Guinness World Records, the cow sold for approximately $4.38 million in Arandu, São Paulo, Brazil.

All sorts of livestock are sold at similar auctions, and some fetch such high prices that even wealthy ranchers form partnerships in order to spread out the cost amongst several investors.

The ranchers will extract eggs and semen from certain championship-caliber animals to create embryos, and implant them in surrogate species.

The goal is to produce similar specimens that can bring them more money in the future.

One of the cow’s owners, Ney Pereira, told The Associated Press that they’re “not slaughtering elite cattle. We’re breeding them. And at the end of the line, going to feed the whole world.”

“I think Viatina will provide that,” he added after arriving by helicopter to his farm in Minas Gerais state.

His daughter, Lorrany Martins, said that the high price is a result of how quickly the cow put on so much muscle, her fertility, and estimates of how often she will pass those same characteristics on to her offspring.

Factors like posture, maternal ability, hoof solidity, and beauty are also valued by breeders.

People who want to improve the genetics of their livestock may pay nearly $250,000 apiece to collect egg cells from Viatina-19.

“She is the closest to perfection that has been attained so far. She’s a complete cow, has all the characteristics that all the proprietors are looking for,” added Martins.

The future of the famous cow

Now, Viatina-19 is pregnant and her owners see expansion in their future.

The cow’s eggs have already been sold to Bolivian buyers, and Pereira wants to export them to other countries as well, including India, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

As for the money, $4.38 million can buy over 1,400 head of commercial cows along with things like more feed and new farm equipment.

Viatina-19 was born 53 months ago, and now weighs well over 2,400 pounds.

She is under constant monitoring, as both cameras and an armed guard are always nearby both day and night.

Her owners have also purchased billboards to advertise what they now dub the “supercow.”

The animal is so popular that she also has her own social media accounts.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.