Australian steer stands out in his field

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Towering over the rest of the herd at a farm in Western Australia, Knickers the Holstein Friesian is unofficially Australia's biggest steer.

According to Perth Now, Knickers' owner, Geoff Pearson, said the cow's startling size had saved him from the slaughterhouse.

Knickers was originally purchased for AU$400 to act as a "coach" for other cattle.

"We all know when Knickers is on the move", he added.

His owner says he's the biggest steer in the country, standing at more than six feet, three inches tall and weighing in at roughly 1.4 tons.

Knickers is thought to be Australia's largest cow.

But after a few more rotations of cattle, the cattle farmers "realised he wasn't stopping growing".

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"He was too big to go into the export plant's chain", Pearson told Australia's ABC News. Knickers may be a head of cattle, but he's head and shoulders above all the others.

Twitter user Robert Wheel sums up all of our feelings about Knickers with an image of Spider-Man's newspaper editor boss calling for more cow pictures for the front page.

According to the record books, the tallest living steer is Bellino - who was 2.027m tall when he was measured in 2010 in Italy.

A very big cow by the name of Knickers has taken the internet by storm.

She said: "Damn that is one huge cow".

Steers grow to be much larger than bulls because they are castrated at an early age, meaning normal developmental hormone changes that halt growth do not occur.