Knickers the Giant Cow Is Getting Agitated at All This Worldwide Attention

The internet literally had a cow yesterday when news of a giant steer in Australia spread across the interwebs like a fire set by a cow kicking over a lantern.

A popular fixture at his farm in rural Western Australia, Knickers stands tall among the other cattle and is thought to be the biggest steer in the country.

"We have a high turnover of cattle and he was lucky enough to stay behind", said Pearson. If he wants to go for a walk, they follow, if he wants to sit down, they wait around for him to get up.

Big Knickers: According to BBC, Knickers was first bought when he was about 1 year old.

"He was unable to fit into the supply chain so Knickers lives on", Mr Pearson told Perth Now.

As it turns out, Knickers is no cash cow.

Australia Huge Steer
WA steer stands at almost 2 metres and weighs 1.4 tonnes

Cattle in general are also getting bigger due to selective breeding of the heaviest and therefore most lucrative cows for meat production.

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

"We knew that he was always going to grow into a big steer, but we never realised he'd get this big", the farmer told Today Tonight.

Owner Geoff Pearson said that Knickers' sheer size saved him from the abattoir.

While the behemoth is notable, he's still a couple of inches shorter than the world's tallest steer: A chianina ox named Bellino, who measured more than 6 feet, 6 inches at a show in Rome in 2010, according to Guinness World Records.

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