Des Moines, Iowa: Big City Cow and Calf

Fiberglass statue mascots of the Anderson Erickson Dairy. The calf is the size of a full-grown cow.

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The Anderson Erickson Dairy in Des Moines, Iowa, has a GIANT COW AND CALF in front of their building.

[Steven, 08/12/1998]

An earlier tip claims the cow is 20 feet tall. See other Big Bovines. October 2007: "Annie" and "Eric" were the victims of a hit-and-run driver: Eric was torn out of the ground and dragged several blocks and Annie had one of her forelegs damaged. Eric is a goner, and Dairy officials say that they plan to replace him.

Big City Cow and Calf

Anderson Erickson Dairy

2420 E. University Ave., Des Moines, IA
Anderson Erickson Dairy. At the intersection of University and Hubbell.
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