Holy Cow: Australia’s giant steer has internet in splits

The 194cm Holstein Friesian has been saved

The 194cm Holstein Friesian has been saved Credit 7 News

(1,400 kilograms) and stands an incredible 6 feet, 4 inches (194 centimeters) tall at the shoulders.

Pearson attempted to auction Knickers off in October, but slaughterhouses said that he was too big, and would be a hazard to both machines and consumers, since his hung carcass would inevitably touch the ground, he told the Guardian.

"You'll put him in a paddock and all the other cattle seem to get attracted to him", Mr Pearson told ABC News.

"Knickers lives on", says Mr Pearson, who has been fielding calls from local journalists since the Australian public broadcaster drew attention to the enormous steer - a Holstein Friesian, but significantly taller than the average for that breed.

"We never thought he would turn into a big knickers".

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Steers grow to be much larger than bulls because they are castrated at an early age, meaning normal developmental hormone changes that halt growth do not occur. The cow soon became too big to sell.

Pearson also said that his other cattle follow the massive leader around by the hundreds.

'He's our favourite and one of our best assets, he's part of the furniture now, ' he said.

"He's just getting on with his job, which is basically just eating and sleeping". "Although Knickers is the tallest of his kind in his country, the actual largest steer in the world stands at an astonishing 6'7" and can be found in Italy. But nobody - not even Knickers' owner in Western Australia - knows how he got so big, according to The Guardian.

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