Australian steer stands out in his field

Australian steer stands out in his field

Australian steer stands out in his field

Towering over the rest of the herd at a farm in Western Australia, Knickers the Holstein Friesian is unofficially Australia's biggest steer.

The massive Holstein-Friesian is believed to be Australia's biggest steer, weighing approximately 3,086 pounds. That makes this behemoth bovine about 1½ feet taller than other steers, and he weighs twice as much, according to USA Today. (1,400 kilograms) and stands an incredible 6 feet, 4 inches (194 centimeters) tall at the shoulders.

When owner Geoff Pearson tried to put him up for auction last month, meat processors said they simply couldn't handle him - so Knickers avoided the abattoir.

"So I think it will just live happily ever after", he added.

Not alone: While Knickers' size is quite impressive, he's not the largest steer in the world.

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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.

Mr Pearson said there were no plans yet to use his huge coach to increase the exposure of his farm, but he would see what happened down the track.

Numerous cattle are Wagyu and are dark brown, so mighty Knickers stands out even more in a pack because of his color.

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. There is, however, an Italian ox named Bellino that is a few centimetres taller, according to Guinness.

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