memorial board

Two 18th-century Frisian butchers were so proud of their weighty, prize-winning ox that they had it immortalized in paint on a wooden panel. According to the text on the board, the animal produced no less than 770 kilos of meat and 140 kilos of fat.
Originally, the Frisian cow was kept for two purposes: its milk and its meat. Bulls were usually castrated to make them less aggressive and heavier. It is obviously for the latter reason that this fat red-and-white ox was awarded its prize.