478,167 pounds from one cow ― and still counting!

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A Canadian cow is laying claim to the world’s record for lifetime milk production.

Gillette Emperor Smurf has produced 216,893 kilograms (or 478,167 pounds) of milk over her lifetime, according to recent reports.

“She is the best producer of all the cows in the world,” says owner Louis Patenaude in this article from the Toronto Star.

And she’s not done yet. Gillette E. Smurf, as she is officially known, is awaiting the birth of her 11th calf next month.

The previous record was set in 2006 by a Michigan cow, Tacoma Mark My-Word, that was credited with 471,900 pounds of milk.

In 2011, Gillette E. Smurf was recognized for becoming the first Canadian cow to produce more than 200,000 kilograms of milk ― see page 8 of this publication ― and now it appears she has gone on to break the world record.


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