Meet Knickers, the cow dubbed Australia’s largest steer who’s charming the world
He’s an absolute unit.
An animal dubbed Australia’s biggest steer has been saved from the slaughterhouse – because he’s just too huge to deal with.
The seven-year-old, known rather incongruously as Knickers, stands at 6ft 4in tall and weighs in at a whopping 220 stone.
But if that sounds like a whole lot of steak and hamburgers then think again – when owner Geoff Pearson tried to sell Knickers on, he was told by meat processors the steer was simply too big.
Pearson told perthnow.com.au: “It was too heavy. I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility. So I think it will just live happily ever after.”
Unsurprisingly, Knickers’ story has been a huge hit online.
saw people tweeting about a huge cow and in my cynicism believed it couldn't possibly be big enough to warrant this much attention. I was wrong. absolutely massive.— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) November 27, 2018
i've never loved anything or anyone as much as knickers the giant cow— V 🌸🏒 (@vthecatlady) November 28, 2018
16 dollar gogo wifi to see a giant cow— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 28, 2018
While Knickers is undoubtedly larger than your average steer – a neutered male – the video images are somewhat misleading. He is a Holstein Friesian surrounded by wagyu, a naturally smaller breed of cattle.
Knickers will live out the rest of his days in Myalup, Western Australia.