Massive cow named Knickers has been deemed ‘too large to eat’

Geraldine Edwards
November 29, 2018

As you might have guessed, that is Knickers at the back of the photo - the black and white one with a couple of normal-sized cows sheltering under its belly.

Knickers sticks out in a herd of cattle as he towers over all the other cows at his farm in Myalup.

Knickers' owner says he's Australia's biggest steer - standing at more than six feet three inches tall - and weighing in at almost a ton!

According to Australia's ABC News, 7-year-old Knickers, a Holstein Friesian, is double the weight of the average animal of its breed and more than a foot and a half taller.

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At 194 centimetres high, WA-born steer Knickers is believed to be the tallest 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.

Holstein Friesian will instead live out his days on a farm 85 miles south of Perth, Western Australia. He told the Guardian, "We don't know that ourselves".

How Knickers got his name is simple but charming - Mr Pearson tells the story in the video above.

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Unsurprisingly, Knickers' story has been a huge hit online.

"He was still a standout so we thought let's leave him there, he's not hurting anyone", Pearson said, according to BBC. But both he and Knickers are smaller than Italian chianina ox Bellino who has reached 6 feet 7 inches.

For starters, she said, it's important to note that Knickers is not a cow but a steer, because males are typically quite a bit larger than females.

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