A giant steer is turning heads and standing out from the herd at almost two metres tall and weighing in at 1.4 tonnes (3,086 pounds. The seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, named Knickers, towers over his companions at 194 centimeters (76 inches) tall – the largest in his category in Australia.
The huge ruminant towers over the other beasts in the herd from the farm in Myalup, a town about an hour-and-a-half south of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.
Owner Geoff Pearson, said Knickers’ size is what saved him from the abattoir. “It was too heavy. I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility,” Mr Pearson told Perth Now.
The world’s tallest living steer is an Italian ox called Bellino, who stands at 2.03 metres, according to the Guinness World Records.