Back in 1950s Walcha, the unassuming Big Ben, also known as the Whopper of Walcha, made headlines when his carcase weighed in at 816kg.
Today, the Whopper is making something of a comeback, after stock and station agents Garvin and Cousens proudly posted old photos of the eight-year-old Hereford/Jersey cross bullock.
Big Ben was a milking cow's calf, bred by the Waugh family at Bergen-Op-Zoom, Walcha, and sold in August,1956 for $162.10 (81 pounds and one shilling) to the New England Meat Company.
The bullock's carcase weight was 816 kilograms (1795 pounds) and it's length was 3.28 metres (10 feet, nine inches) and a girth of 2.12m.
Eldest of Edde and Ruth Waugh's five children, Meg Ducker, Woodbridge, Tasmania, said she was close to 15 years-old at the time and she and her siblings were "cross" with their father for selling their pet. A brother of Big Ben was sold at four years weighing 567kg (1250lbs).
Mrs Ducker said the milking cow was a Jersey/ Milking Shorthorn cross while Big Ben was sired by a stud Hereford bull from the Bergen-Op-Zoom stud. The property is now being run by Meg's nephew, Oscar.
Phillip Hetherington, a partner in Garvin and Cousens, said the weights were enormous compared to the times when bullocks were usually weighing 550kg-plus.
In early 1900s the company ran weekly horse sales, as Mr Hetherington explained, horses were the transport mode then.
Believed to be Tamworth's oldest business (established in 1885) and the first to be connected to the telephone, stock and station agents Garvin and Cousens regularly hit facebook with their regular feature of photographs from by-gone years.