A giant cow which stands more than 6ft 4ins tall and weighs the same as a family hatchback is so big it’s been saved from the chop.
Knickers, a seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, is more than twice the size of the rest of the herd in Myalup, Western Australia.
The bovine behemoth stands head and shoulders above other farm beasts and weighs in at an incredible 1.4 tonnes (3,083lbs).
Owner Geoff Pearson told Perth Now that Knickers’ size could even save its life, as Knicker’s is too big for the local abattoir.
Butchers say the giant would produce around 1,400 lbs of trimmed ‘saleable’ beef – enough for 450 cuts of steak and 370kg of mince.
Holstein-Friesians are a dairy breed and normally weigh in at about 1,500 pounds and stand about 4ft 1oins tall.
Even the breed’s bulls only reach just 5ft 10ins and weigh 2,200lbs.
Geoff – whose beast is the biggest of its breed in Australia – said: “It was too heavy. I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility. So I think it will just live happily ever after.”
The beast cost owners £225 and they bought him as a “coach” to take charge of the herd.
Knickers is technically a steer – which is a castrated male bovine.
Geoff continued: “When he was young, when we first got him, we had a Brahman steer which was a friend of his.
“So his name was bra… so we (had) bra and knickers. We never thought he would turn into a big knickers.”
What big Knickers could be turned into if he ever ended up on the butcher’s block?
60 Sirloin steaks
45 T-bone steaks
36 Rib steaks
42 Short ribs
33 Rump steaks
30 Tenderloin steaks
80 Porterhouse steaks
15 Flank steaks
60 Strip steaks
450 kg of ground beef
180 kg of chuck, shank, brisket etc
James E Windsor, Overpasses News Desk
November 27th, 2018