This giant Holstein-Friesian steer in Australia named Knickers is said to weigh over 3,000 lbs and to stand 6 feet 4 inches tall.
The owner of a gargantuan steer known unofficially as the largest in Australia said the over 3,000-pound bovine’s size saved him from the slaughterhouse. Geoff Pearson said Knickers, the 6-foot-and-4-inch-tall Holstein Friesian steer living at his Myalup, Western Australia, farm, was simply too big for the slaughterhouse.
“It was too heavy. I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility,” Pearson told Perth Now. “So I think it will just live happily ever after.” He said Knickers now serves as a “coach,” a steer that takes charge of the rest of the bovines at his farm. Knickers has also quickly found fame as a viral celebrity online, where he is unofficially known as Australia’s biggest steer.
Here’s a video of Knickers, the awesome giant steer.
“Knickers” is a Holstein-Friesian steer, which is a dairy breed of cattle.
He towers over the other cows at his farm in Myalup, Australia.
Knickers’ owner says he’s Australia’s biggest steer — standing at more than six feet three inches tall — and weighing in at nearly a ton!
In case you’re curious, the world’s largest steer is a Chianina ox named Bellino who measured about three inches taller than Knickers at a 2010 cattle show in Rome.
May Knickers enjoy a long life among his smaller cousins.
Bigger even than Knickers, by an inch, is Dozer
The phrase “enjoy your 15 minutes of fame” is usually reserved for humans, but can now be extended to cattle.
Knickers the giant steer has been overtaken in the stakes of enormous viral bovines, just two days after finding online celebrity. The seven-year-old neutered male cow stands at a whopping 6ft 4in.
But there’s a new big steer capturing people’s hearts – and he’s even bigger.
At just over 6ft 5in, Dozer is described as a “gentle giant”.
Karl Schoenrock and his wife Raelle run the Kismet Creek Farm animal sanctuary near Steinbach, Mantioba, in Canada, where Dozer lives.
Like Knickers, Dozer is a Holstein Friesian and was destined for the slaughterhouse. Canadian media report a vegan woman named as Rebecca rescued him.
Here is Daniel the giant steer from two years ago. He was 8 years old as of April 2018.
The largest steer in the world ever may still be Old Ben who was nearly 5,000 lbs and more than 16 feet long. Since Ben was from 1902, we can’t really blame unusually large cattle on any recent environmental factor.
Old Ben was Newborn Ben in 1902, he was the largest calf in the world and “an object of wonder,” Ben was the most famous animal in Indiana … in early 1910. … Ben weighed nearly 5,000 pounds, he was over 16 feet long, and “his tongue filled a dishpan,” according to the back of an old Old Ben post card.
No telling if growth hormones were involved in making Knickers a giant but they are used quite a bit to bulk up cattle. Some believe they cause problems for people who eat beef (from 2007 – OrganicConsumers).