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The fiberglass bull statues shown below are similar to those described on the previous page. They are about the same size, wear halters, and have their left hind legs in a forward position. However, they have slightly different heads and, more obviously, have fuzzy coats. I believe these statues were made by Sculptured Advertising of Sparta, WI. The first examples shown below with message board signs on their sides were either produced for Sirloin Stockade restaurants or used extensively by the chain. The bull statue mascot was known as "Sir Loin." Sirloin Stockade was established in 1966 in Oklahoma City. The original location had a bull statue. By 2016, there were more than 80 locations in eight states. I believe there are only about 15 locations left. These fuzzy-coated statues were meant to represent Hereford cattle and were originally painted with red coats and white markings. Apparently, they were sold on trailers so that the statues could be moved around to different locations. These non-permanent trailers also helped businesses get around local sign codes.

The statues shown below are organized alphabetically by state.

Hudson's Supermarket
Harrison, AR
Buttonwillow, CA
The bull at Hudson's Supermarket has been installed on top of the sign since at least 2008. He wears a Santa hat during the Christmas holiday season. [map]

The Bull statue in Buttonwillow stands in a field and advertises for the Buttonwillow Land & Cattle Company. [map]

Davenport, IA
Thomas Sign Co. [gone]
Manhattan, KS
Emporia, KS
The Bull statue in Davenport is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. It was originally installed at a Sirloin Stockade which was across the street. The restaurant closed in 1982 and the statue was installed here. After being stolen a few times as a prank, it was removed from the trailer and installed permanently on the ground. [map]

The Thomas Sign Co. is still there but the Bull was gone by 2013. This photo was taken in 2010.

The Bull statue in Emporia advertises for Emporia Livestock Sales and the Longhorn Restaurant which are located down the street. [map]

More Iowa:
Big Steer Restaurant (Altoona)
Guthrie Livestock Auction (Guthrie Center)
Randall's Stop N Shop (Hudson)

Olathe, KS
The Kow
Pittsburg, KS
Franklin, KY
The Bull statue in Olathe was installed in the Dennis Avenue Shops shopping center parking lot in 2022. The owner bought it in Wichita, KS. [map]

The Kow advertises for the KKOW radio station. The statue was parked in front of the Fort Scott Community College campus when this photo was taken in 2010. The statue is apparently moved around town.

The Bull statue in Franklin stands in front of Lucky Lotto at the Tennessee border. This is the only message board bull that I know of with horns. [map]

More Kentucky:
Sirloin Stockade (Murray)

Saia's Super Meat Market
Mandeville, LA
Monroe, LA
The Saia's Super Meat Market is mounted on a trailer in front of the store. It has been there since 1979. The statue was stolen in 2023 and quickly returned. [map]

The Bull statue in Monroe is installed in front of Don Tomas Taqueria & Cantina. The restaurant opened around 2011 and the Bull was installed there then. [map]

Olde Tyme Trading Post (Motley)

Bull [gone]
Joplin, MO
Domenico's Italian Restaurant
Osage Beach, MO
This Bull statue was installed in front of the Guitars Rock N Country Bar. This photo is from 2010. The Bull was gone by 2012. Does anyone know where it wound up? There is a Sirloin Stockade in Rolla, MO that has a bull on top of its sign.

The Bull at Domenico's Italian Restaurant has been there since at least 2014. [map]

Pro 100 Realtors
Neosho, MO
Eastern Montana Fairgrounds
Miles City, MT
The bull in Neosho is installed in front of Pro 100 Realtors. [map]

The bull at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in Miles City has been there since at least 2008. [map]

More Missouri:
Windsor Livestock Auction (Windsor)

More Montana:
former Dale Dairy (Missoula)

Texas T-Bone (Grand Island)

Bull [gone]
Carlsbad, NM
Las Cruces, NM
The Bull statue in Carlsbad was installed on the roof of Lakeside Meats. In 2017, it caught on fire and was destroyed.

The Bull statue in Las Cruces is installed in front of Big Daddy's Flea Market. [map]

More New Mexico:
Sparky's (Hatch)

Bull [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
Sirloin Stockade
Ardmore, OK
This Bull stood on a trailer in front of D.J.'s Megawash when this photo was taken in 2006. By 2014, the statue was gone.

The statues at the Sirloin Stockade locations in Ardmore, Corsicana, and Paris (both shown below) are among the few still-operating locations that have these bull statues. [map]

More Oklahoma:
Bull (Miami) [gone]

South Dakota:
Stockmen's Livestock (Yankton)

Sirloin Stockade
Corsicana, TX
This Sirloin Stockade location had opened by 1975. The picket fencing around the statue and trailer has been there since at least 2008. [map]

Sirloin Stockade
Paris, TX
This Sirloin Stockade in Paris had opened by 1975. I believe the business moved to its current location around 1996. [map]

Kingsville, TX
2011: 2018:
This Bull was parked in front of a Sirloin Stockade in 2011. The statue still bore the name "Sir Loin." Around 2015, the restaurant closed and the statue was moved to Jalou Ranch in Floresville, TX where he was visible from the highway. The photo above from 2018 was taken there. In 2019, the statue was moved back to Kingsville where it stands in front of Bray's Smokehouse at the statue's original location. [map]

Carol's Drive-in [gone]
Panhandle, TX
Odessa, TX
Fredericksburg, TX
Carol's Drive-in has closed and the statue is gone. This photo was taken in 2011.

This Bull in Odessa has stood in front of Sid & Sam's Original Steakhouse since at least 2007. [map]

This Bull in Fredericksburg is located at Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters. The business opened around 2016 and this bull was installed then or shortly after that. [map]

More Texas:
Living Earth (Lancaster)
Sirloin Stockade (Lockhart) [gone]
Meating Place (Magnolia)

The fiberglass bull statues shown below are similar to those described above. However, they wear painted blankets instead of message boards. Just about all of these bulls have horns. Their halters are also different from the message board type. I don't know if these two types of statues were produced by the same company.

Frontier Motor Cars [gone]
Milwaukee, WI
Bull [gone]
Hot Springs, AR
The Frontier Motor Cars bull statue was located in the dealership's parking lot. The statue was originally installed at a Black Angus restaurant. In 2022, the statue was removed. I believe it went to a private collection in Virginia.

This Bull in Hot Springs stood on a trailer in a parking lot when I took these photos in 2008. The statue didn't seem to have any affiliation with nearby businesses. I'm pretty sure this was the same statue that was later installed at Taco Mama. It was there in 2017 but gone by 2018.

Cowtown Boots
El Paso, TX
F-R-M Feeds [gone?]
Bainbridge, GA
The Cowtown Boots bull statue is installed on the roof. It has been there since at least 2008. [map]

The F-R-M Feeds bull statue was installed here when this photo was taken in 2021. It is not at the business in 2023. It might be moved around to businesses that carry their products. [map]

Hutto, TX
Anthony's Steakhouse
Omaha, NE (now Columbus, NE)
This Bull in Hutto is installed at the Texan Cafe. The restaurant opened in 1996 a few miles east of town. At that location, this bull was a full-sized statue installed on a trailer. It was apparently a blanket type because of the horns and halter style. When the Texan Cafe moved here, "Ferdinand" was reduced to this trophy-style head. [map]

The Anthony's Steakhouse bull statue was installed on the roof. Unlike the other blanket-wearing statues described here, this one does not have horns. The restaurant opened in 1967 and closed in 2022. The statue was auctioned off for $45,000 which was donated to Scare Away Cancer. The statue is now at the T-Bone Truck Stop in Columbus, NE. [map]

Amarillo, TX
These two Bulls are located at the Big Texan Steak Ranch. The smaller, rooftop bull is the "meat market" type shown on this page. [map]

The blanket-wearing statues shown below do not have halters.

Adelphi, MD
Chef Louie's Steak House
& Lounge [gone]
Mitchell, SD
The Bull in Adelphi was located on the roof of the Golden Bull Restaurant. The statue was removed around 2021 for repainting. It will probably be reinstalled in 2023. For now, it is installed in the parking lot. [map]

Chef Louie's Steak House & Lounge was established in 1940. This bull was probably from the 1960s. The restaurant closed in 2022 and the restaurant was demolished soon after that. The bull statue is also gone.

Country Smoke House
Almont, MI
Plymouth, WI
The Country Smoke House bull statue is also installed on a trailer in front of the restaurant. [photo thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

This Bull in Plymouth is installed at Farm Crest Auto & Storage. The statue was purchased from a meat market in Decatur, WI and moved here in the 1980s. [map]

More Sirloin Stockade Style & Trailer Bull Statues:
Town & Country Select (Bushnell, FL) [gone]
Brookville IGA (Brookville, IN)
Near New Auto Center (Berea, KY)
Bull (Danville, KY)
Crocetti's Oakdale Packing (East Bridgewater, MA)
Country Smoke House (Almont, MI)
World's Finest Frozen Custard (Chesterfield, MI)
Unionville Livestock Market (Unionville, MO)
Number 13 Prime Steakhouse (Galveston, TX)
Bryan's Steaks (Lubbock, TX)

Big Bruce (Chesley, ON)

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