Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm

In this image made from video taken Nov. 15 2018 Knickers the steer center back is in paddock with cow herd
in Lake Preston Australia. A enormous steer in the state of Western Australia has avoided the abattoirs by being too big. The 194 centimeter

The farmer said he let Knickers live throughout the years because of his size but eventually realized, "he wasn't stopping growing", BBC News reported.

Knickers, a Holstein Friesian breed cattle, stood approximately 194 centimeters or 6 feet and 4.4 inches tall, and weighed around 1,400 kilograms.

Owner Geoff Pearson said Knickers was too heavy to go to the slaughterhouse.

The internet literally had a cow yesterday when news of a giant steer in Australia spread across the interwebs like a fire set by a cow kicking over a lantern.

"You'll put him in a paddock and all the other cattle seem to get attracted to him", Mr Pearson told ABC News.

In this image made from video taken Nov. 15 2018 Knickers the steer center is in paddock with cow herd
in Lake Preston Australia. A enormous steer in the state of Western Australia has avoided the abattoirs by being too big. The 194 centimeters-tal
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According to the Guinness World Records, the biggest living steer in the world is a chianina ox named Bellino, who was more than 6 feet 7 inches tall when he was measured in Rome, Italy in 2010.

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

Knickers' huge size would affect his life expectancy, but Mr Pearson thinks he has a few good years left and so far didn't need any special looking after as long as he had enough food and water.

Knickers the steer, a hefty Holstein Friesian whose massive body poked out from above his other cattle friends, captured global attention Tuesday with headlines from the world's most respected media organizations and memes from the Internet's sharpest minds. He told the Guardian, "We don't know that ourselves".

His name came about because another cattle Pearson had at the time - a Brahman steer - befriended him.

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