Knickers spared from knacker’s
Almost as tall as Michael Jordan and weighing more than a small car, Australia’s biggest steer has enough meat on him to make 3,000 beef patties.
But “Knickers” has been spared from the barbecue after it turned out it was too big to be processed in an abattoir.
The 1.94m Holstein Friesian will instead live out its days on a farm south of Perth.
Knickers was originally purchased for A$400 (R4,020). as a 12-month-old to act as a “coach” for other cattle.
The steer was put up for auction in October, where it was granted a reprieve.
“I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility,” farmer Geoff Pearson told Perth Now. “So I think it will just live happily ever after.”
Knickers earned its name after befriending a Brahman steer called “Bra”.
The steer is unofficially believed to be the biggest in Australia. The previous contender, Big Moo, is 4cm shorter.
HOLY COW: Australia’s biggest steer is too big to be processed in an abattoir