Massive cow named Knickers has been deemed ‘too large to eat’

Knickers the steer stands tall over the herd

Knickers the steer stands tall over the herd

The steer, or a male castrated animal, belonged to ranch owner Geoff Pearson of Lake Preston, Western Australia, reports ABC news.

Holstein-Friesians are a dairy breed and normally weigh in at about 1,500 pounds and stand about 4-foot-1 tall.

Knickers sticks out in a herd of cattle as he towers over all the other cows at his farm in Myalup.

Australian media say Knickers is believed to be the tallest steer in the country and weighs about 1.4 tons. If he wants to go for a walk, they follow, if he wants to sit down, they wait around for him to get up'.

Giant cattle are not usually found among the internet's stars but seven-year-old Knickers has found viral fame due to his extraordinary size.

But "Knickers" has been spared from the barbeque after it turned out he was too big to be processed in a normal abattoir.

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'He's just getting on with his job, which is basically just eating and sleeping, ' he said.

An Italian cow called Bellino holds the Guinness World Record for tallest living steer measuring 2.027m.

Despite other members of Knickers's herd being sent to the slaughterhouse, Pearson said he made a decision to let Knickers stay on the feedlot as "he's not hurting anyone".

Mr Pearson explained that Knickers" name came about because of his close friend "Bra', a Brahman steer.

There's a steer which is causing moo-numental chatter online.

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