Steer drawing attention among herd of cattle due to enormous size

Australia’s Biggest Steer Saved from Slaughter by his Size

WA steer stands at almost 2 metres and weighs 1.4 tonnes

The 7-year-old Holstein-Friesian is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 1.4 tonnes.

An enormous cow called "Knickers" has been saved by farmers in Australia, who say he is just too big to kill. I wouldn't be able to put it through a processing facility.

A massive Australian cow named Knickers has been spared the slaughterhouse and the dinner table thanks to its sheer size.

Knickers (pictured far left) is a seven-year-old Holstein Friesian.

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Holstein Friesian will instead live out his days on a farm 85 miles south of Perth, Western Australia.

"We knew that he was always going to grow into a big steer, but we never realised he'd get this big", Mr Pearson told Today Tonight.

Knickers cost his owners £226 ($400), and they bought him as a "coach" to take charge of the herd.

"Knickers lives on", Pearson told the BBC.

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"When he was young, when we first got him, we had a Brahman steer which was a friend of his", said Geoff.

"So his name was we [had] bra and knickers".

"We have a high turnover of cattle and he was lucky enough to stay behind".

But neither Knickers or Big Moo can claim the title, according to Guiness World Records the world's tallest living steer is an Italian chianina ox standing just over 2 metres.

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Knickers' owner says he's Australia's biggest steer - standing at more than six feet three inches tall - and weighing in at almost a ton!

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