Australian Steer Stands at 6 Feet 3 Inches

Australia’s Biggest Steer Saved from Slaughter by his Size

At 194 centimetres high, WA-born steer Knickers is believed to be the tallest in Australia.

His owner says he's the biggest steer in the country, standing at more than six feet, three inches tall and weighing in at roughly 1.4 tons.

An enormous steer standing nearly two metres tall and weighing more than a small auto eats about 30kg of grass and grain a day to reach his monstrous size.

Dr. Rupert Mothersole, a vet from the town of Margaret River who specialized in dairy cattle, had an explanation for Knickers' added size. He weighs 1.4 tonnes, which is about 3,086 pounds.

Mr Pearson told local news that he initially bought Knickers for just $400, as a "coach" which is a castrated male cow - known as a steer - that leads other cattle.




Third generation Myalup cattle farmer Geoff Pearson said Knickers' startling size had saved him a trip to the abattoir.

Knickers will spend the rest of his life on the farm in Perth, or until he decides to mobilize his cow minions and take over the planet.

He was too big for the usual processing, Pearson told ABC.Net.Au. If he wants to go for a walk, they follow, if he wants to sit down, they wait around for him to get up'. So his name was bra ... so we (had) bra and knickers.

In August 2014, Blossom a 190cm-tall American Holstein, was awarded the record for the world's tallest cow but died just a year after being officially recognised by the record books.

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

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