Colossal Australian Cow Wows Internet, Saved from Slaughter

Colossal Australian Cow Wows Internet, Saved from Slaughter

Colossal Australian Cow Wows Internet, Saved from Slaughter

While another added: "Knickers the cow is the best big thing in Australia".

Knickers, a seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, who was originally purchased to lead other cattle around, now holds the unofficial title of Australia's biggest bovine representative.

"Obviously the bulls and the steers are also going to grow larger as we select larger genetics".

Social media users expressed their delight at the black-and-white Holstein Friesian, who towers above his contemporaries in Western Australia at 6ft 4in.

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

The average size of a cow across all breeds is 630kg with the average size rising by 18% in the last two decades.

The world's biggest cow will be saved because its 6-foot-4 frame is too big to fit into a slaughterhouse, a farmer revealed.

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

'We always got comments from anyone who saw him but he's rapidly becoming a local celebrity now.

Mr Pearson said there were no plans yet to use his huge coach to increase the exposure of his farm, but he would see what happened down the track.

'He's just getting on with his job, which is basically just eating and sleeping, ' he said.

Mr Pearson explained that Knickers" name came about because of his close friend "Bra', a Brahman steer.

According to Guinness World Records, the tallest steer on the planet can be found in Italy - a 202cm Chianina ox named Bellino.

"He was unable to fit into the supply chain so Knickers lives on", he said.

There's a steer which is causing moo-numental chatter online.

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