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Big Knickers – Beefy Bovine Breaks the Internet

by | November 30, 2018

Knickers a steer from Western Australia, standing at nearly 6 feet, 4 inches and weighing over 3,000 pounds. His owner says he is “too heavy” to be sold or killed for his meat. This Beefy Bovine is certainly breaking the internet!


A giant beefy bovine in Australia has broken the internet.

A hulking Holstein Friesian in Australia has been spared from slaughter because of his behemoth size. Not surprisingly there’s been a twitter frenzy since a picture of Knickers was first tweeted.

Owner Geoff Pearson, says that Knickers was just “too heavy” to be sold or killed for his meat.

“I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility,” Pearson told PerthNow. “So I think it will just live happily ever after.”

According to Australia’s ABC News, seven-year-old Knickers, a Holstein Friesian, is double the weight of the average animal of its breed and more than a foot and a half taller. He is giant, standing 6ft 4in to the shoulder. This is just slightly smaller than the world record-holding steer, Bellino, who lives in Italy and stands at giant 6ft 6in. Knickers, a Holstein Friesian, weighs in at 1,400kg and is quite possibly the biggest steer in Australia.

A photo of Knickers tweeted by 7 News Central Queensland, owned by the same parent company as PerthNow, had garnered more than a thousand retweets in less than a day. 

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Knickers got his name because of a Brahman steer who befrended him. “His name was bra … so we (had) bra and knickers,” he told BBC News.

The farmer said he let the beefy bovine live over the years because of his size but eventually realized, “he wasn’t stopping growing,” BBC News reported.

“I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility,” Pearson told PerthNow. “So I think it will just live happily ever after.”


Knickers can now live out the rest of his days on the 3,000-acre property, home to 4,000 head of cattle. Pearson also said that his other cattle follow the massive steer around by the hundreds, viewing him as their leader.

“Whenever he wants to get up and start walking there’s a trail of hundreds of cattle following him,” he told ABC News. “We all know when Knickers (is) on the move.” This beefy bovine is amazing, isn’t it? 

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Julie Nealon

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One Response to “Big Knickers – Beefy Bovine Breaks the Internet”

  1. Gudrun
    March 15th, 2019 @ 3:04 am

    Hi there! Such a great article, thanks!

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