"Pam, Scott Evans make history" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Sato’s word-record, tip-to-tip horn spread is 125.75 inches, or 10.5-feet wide. The nine-year-old longhorn steer of Pam and Scott Evans at Red Bluff Ranch was measured last Thursday, to document the feat for the Guinness Book of Records.

   Red Bluff Ranch owners Scott and Pam Evans’ longhorn steer Sato is the new world champion with the longest horn spread of 125.75 inches or 10.5 feet.
   That official measurement – part of what the Evans will send to the Guinness Book of Records – was witnessed last Thursday, Aug. 2, by Greenleaf, Kansas rancher Joe Sedlacek, whose longhorn steer, Lazy J Bluegrass, had the previous world-record horn spread of 121.06 inches since August 2016.
   Talking about the 10.5-foot, tip-to-tip spread, Scott Evans said, “When you see that on the ground you’d be amazed.”
   Assisting in the historic occasion were well-known Matagorda County cattlemen Ray Culver and Mack McLeod and Bay City veterinarian Dr. Bryan Sherman.
   In addition, the event was photographed and videotaped by Vivian Arcidiacono and her team that included her husband, Achille Arcidiacono. 
   Arcidiacono soon posted on Facebook color and black and white photos and a video of the Sedlacek measuring Sato.
   Sedlacek later pointed out that he sold Lazy J Bluegrass for $48,000.
   Scott Evans said that he and his wife are sending Guinness impartial and certified documents on Sato that include Sherman’s verification of the steer’s “health and vigor” and the previously mentioned measurements.
   Adding to the historic note, the event occurred on the part of Red Bluff Ranch that covers the late 19th-century settlement of Elliot that began as a ferry across the Colorado River just west of present-day Bay City. 

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