Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm

Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm

The steer - a neutered male cow - is so huge he was unable to be processed at the slaughterhouse and as a result managed to save himself from a premature death, according to his owner. (1,400 kilograms) and stands an incredible 6 feet, 4 inches (194 centimeters) tall at the shoulders.

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

At some 1,400kg and 194cm, the seven-year-old is believed to be the biggest steer in a country home to millions of cattle.

"We never thought he would turn into a big knickers".

He will now live out the rest of his life on Lake Preston feedlot in Myalup, 136km south of Perth. But he's very placid, not aggressive, just inquisitive'.

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.

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Cattle in general are also getting bigger due to selective breeding of the heaviest and therefore most lucrative cows for meat production.

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

'He's gone from being a production animal to I guess some sort of star, ' Mr Pearson said.

Mr Pearson - who owns about 20,000 cattle - reckons Knickers has a few years left. The enormous steer in the state of Western Australia has avoided the abattoirs by being too big.

According to the Guinness World Records, the biggest living steer in the world is a chianina ox named Bellino, who was more than 6 feet 7 inches tall when he was measured in Rome, Italy in 2010.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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