Published: Thu, November 29, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Knickers the steer is too beefy to become a burger

Knickers the steer is too beefy to become a burger

Have you ever seen a steer this big?

Best of all, Knickers has been given a job as a "coach", which is a steer tasked with leading other cattle around the farm.

Knickers the steer, center back, stands in a paddock with a herd of cows in Lake Preston, Australia, Nov. 15, 2018.

The seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, named Knickers, towers over his companions at 194 centimetres tall - the largest in his category in Australia.

A giant cow which stands more than 6ft 4ins tall and weighs the same as a family vehicle is so big it's been saved from the chop.

Even if the farm wanted to make him into thousands of hamburgers, he quickly became too big for any production facility to process.


"Knickers, is believed to be the tallest in the country and weighs about 1.4 tons local media reported

His name came about because another cattle Pearson had at the time - a Brahman steer - befriended him.

Thanks to its size, the mammoth Knickers managed to stay out of the slaughterhouse due to the mere fact that he was too big to fit through the processing plant.

The farmer said he let Knickers live throughout the years because of his size but eventually realized, "he wasn't stopping growing", BBC News reported.

According to Guinness World Records, the world's tallest living steer is an Italian chianina ox called Bellino that was measured just over 2 metres to the withers in Rome in 2010.

"We all know when Knickers is on the move", he added. Which is interesting, Pearson said in an interview, because the steer's parents weren't particularly large, nor was he noticeably different at birth.

Meet Knickers - Australia's biggest cow.

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