Knickers is a 7-year old steer believed to be the largest in Australia. When they tried to bring him to the slaughterhouse, he was rejected solely based on the fact he is HUGE!
The giant bovine stands over 6 ½ feet tall and weighs more than a car.
“He was too big to go into the export plant’s chain,” Geoff Pearson, the steer’s owner, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). “We have a high turnover of cattle, and he was lucky enough to stay behind.”
The farmer said the bovine has been put to work since being saved from the dinner table, leading and coaching other cattle.
“You’ll put him in a paddock and all the other cattle seem to get attracted to him,” Pearson told ABC. “Whenever he wants to get up and start walking, there’s a trail of hundreds of cattle following him.”
Congratulations Knickers! We hope you live a long happy life!