Happy ending for huge steer saved from slaughter

An Australian steer has been saved from slaughter because it is too big to be processed in a normal abattoir.

The 194cm Holstein Friesian was purchased by a West Australian farmer last month as a 'coach' for other cattle.

The steer was put up for auction last month, where it was granted a reprieve. 

"It was too heavy. 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," he said.

The steer is named 'Knickers' as it befriended a Brahman steer called 'Bra'.

Australia's biggest steer called Knickers.
The steer is believed to be the largest in Australia. Photo credit: Newshub

Australia's biggest steer Knickers has enough meat on him to make 3,000 beef patties, reported The Telegraph and will now live out its days on a farm 135km south of Perth, Western Australia.

The previous contender for Australia's biggest steer, Big Moo, is 4cm shorter.

The world's tallest living steer is an Italian chianina ox measuring 2.03m, according to Guinness World Records.