Massive Australian cow almost as tall as Michael Jordan goes viral

28 November, 2018, 13:43 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Knickers the behemoth bovine has been spared the slaughterhouse and the dinner table thanks to its sheer size

Knickers, a 7-year-old male Holstein-Friesian cow, clocks in at a whopping six feet three inches tall - just three inches shy of National Basketball Association legend Michael Jordan - and weighs 3,086 pounds, earning him the unofficial title of largest steer in Australia.

Knickers, a 7-year-old Holstein Friesian, is more than twice the size of the rest of the herd in Myalup, Western Australia.

An Australian cow is going viral for its utterly-impressive size.

Knicker's height saved him from being slaughtered and now he'll live out his life in a pasture. "I wouldn't be able to put it through a processing facility", Pearson told Perth Now.

A 7-year-old Holstein-Friesian named Knickers clocks in at 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 3,086 pounds.

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

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Pearson told the BBC that Knickers' name was a result of guilt by association.

However, after a while with the steer continuing to grow, Pearson has now discovered Knickers is just too big to sell.

Australia's own Big Moo, a South Australian Guernsey steer, was previously thought to be the biggest in Australia, standing 190cm tall.

'The other cattle look up to him, wherever he goes they go.

That being said, Knickers still is milking this opportunity of fame.

According to Guinness World Records, the world's tallest living steer is an Italian chianina ox called Bellino that was measured just over 2 metres to the withers in Rome in 2010.



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