The Bovine Who Looks A Little Too Beefy

There’s a steer in WA who is being tipped as the largest in Australia

The classic nursery rhyme is about “the cow who jumped over the moon” but for this impressive beast, that now should be about “the cow who can be seen from the moon.”

There’s a steer which is causing moo-numental chatter online. He’s only seven-years-old, but weighs a whopping 1.4 tonnes, or as it’s otherwise known, 50-thousand beef patties.

His name is Knickers, and he currently resides in WA with a herd of other cows he surprisingly hasn’t eaten yet.

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Despite being a steer, he is being dubbed the biggest cow in Australia. And no, that’s not an insult. This title hasn’t been made official, but it’s safe to say if there was a bigger cow, we would’ve seen it by now.

It’s still a mystery as to why he’s so large. Maybe it’s something to do with his diet of grass and protein shakes? He must really be sick of the other cows always asking, “How much do you lift bro?”

As for Twitter, people loved Knickers.

Knickers’ owner, Geoff Pearson, said to the ABC, “He was too big to go into the export plant's chain… We have a high turnover of cattle and he was lucky enough to stay behind.”

Knickers will spend the rest of his life on the farm in Perth, or until he decides to mobilize his cow minions and take over the planet. Until then, he can enjoy a long life, just like some select brands of milk.


We chat to Knickers’ owner Geoff Pearson on The Project, 6.30 tonight on 10!