WA’s giant ‘cow’ Knickers becomes global social media sensation


Standing at 6ft 4in tall and weighing in at 1.4 tonnes the Holstein Friesian steer is taller than the average Australian and weighs more than a Ford Fiesta making him a record breaker.

An enormous steer standing nearly two metres tall and weighing more than a small auto eats about 30kg of grass and grain a day to reach his monstrous size.

A cow who stands at 6 feet 4 inches and weighs more than 3,000 pounds has been saved from the slaughterhouse because of his size.

Mr Pearson said: "We have a high turnover of cattle, and he was lucky enough to stay behind".

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"Knickers", an enormous Holstein-Friesian has been circulating social media after its owner declared him, unofficially, Australia's biggest steer.

But unlike the rest of his mates, he will be allowed to live out the rest of his days on the plains of Western Australia, as they can't bring themselves to slaughter him.

He was too big for the usual processing, Pearson told ABC.Net.Au.

Knickers is thought to be Australia's largest cow. "So his name was Bra.so we [had] Bra and Knickers", Pearson said.

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

According to Guinness World Records, the tallest steer on the planet can be found in Italy - a 202cm Chianina ox named Bellino.

He received his unusual name due to his owner already owning a Brahman steer, named "Bra".

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