An enormous black and white steer weighing more than a small car and standing as tall as an NBA superstar is making headlines as Australia’s largest cow.
Western Australian man and Lake Preston owner Geoff Pearson reared the 6’4″ tall, 3086lb, steer named Knickers. ‘He was too big to go into the export plant’s chain, we have a high turnover of cattle and he was lucky enough to stay behind,’ Mr Pearson said.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world record for the largest bovine is 5000lbs while the tallest steer in the record book measures in at just over 6’5″.
Despite living out his days on the farm and not being sent to market the steer still found a purpose around the farm.
‘Whenever he wants to get up and start walking there’s a trail of hundreds of cattle following him, we all know when Knickers in on the move,’ he said. All the other cattle crowd around Knickers which makes things simpler for Mr Pearson to see the herd while the are out and about grazing.
So, if you are headed to Myalup, Australia anytime soon, try and spot Knickers out in the grass. Shouldn’t be too difficult right?