Holy cow! Meet Knickers the giant steer, too big to be slaughtered

Hugh Fox
November 29, 2018

Third generation Myalup cattle farmer Geoff Pearson said Knickers' startling size had saved him a trip to the abattoir. "We all know when Knickers in on the move".

Holstein-Friesians are a dairy breed and normally weigh in at about 1,500 pounds and stand about 4ft 1ins tall.

The steer's owner, Geoff Pearson, made a decision to put him to work as a "coach" for the other cattle.

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Despite being a steer, he is being dubbed the biggest cow in Australia.

Although Knickers survived the slaughterhouse, he's not getting a free ride at Pearson's farm. When his owner tried to sell him for meat at a cattle auction, he was rejected by the processor for being too big, the AP reported.

Knickers will spend the rest of his life on the farm in Perth, or until he decides to mobilize his cow minions and take over the planet.

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Mr Pearson said: "The other cattle look up to him, wherever he goes, they go".

While the massive steer stands out like a sore thumb amongst the crowd and might very well be Australia's largest steer, he isn't world's largest.

Knickers the 6ft 4in steer towers over his herd in Western Australia. Knickers may be a head of cattle, but he's head and shoulders above all the others. But both he and Knickers are smaller than Italian chianina ox Bellino who has reached 6 feet 7 inches.

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Mr Pearson said: "He's our favourite and one of our best assets, he's part of the furniture now".

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