Farmer Reveals Diet Of Gentle Giant 'Knickers' The Cow

Farmer Reveals Diet Of Gentle Giant 'Knickers' The Cow

Western Australian beef farmer Geoff Pearson claims his 1,400kg (220st) and 194cm (6ft 4in) steer is the biggest in the country, which is home to millions of cattle.

'He was always a standout who stood above the rest.

"Whenever he wants to get up and start walking there's a trail of hundreds of cattle following him".

Knickers the steer, center back, stands in a paddock with a herd of cows in Lake Preston, Australia, Nov. 15, 2018.

Even The Weather Channel wrote about Knickers: "Meet Knickers, the Towering Australian Steer Too Large for Auction" Though he probably isn't affecting the climate around him too much.

"We have a high turnover of cattle and he was lucky enough to stay behind", said Pearson. "He's potentially a proud steer because others look up to him".

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Naturally, after people learned of Knickers, they have not been able to stop talking about just how big he is.

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

Since Knickers won't be contributing to human society by becoming the next meal platter, Pearson and his family found another way to make the most of the steer's enormous stature in the farm.

While he can't quite stake a claim to be a world-beater, Knickers measures up well against the world's largest steer, a chianina ox named Bellino who measured just over 2 meters (roughly 79 inches) at a cattle show in Rome in 2010.

Knickers' size actually helped him avoid a grizzlier fate too - he's actually too big to be killed and sold as meat.

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