Huge Aussie steer 'Knickers' upstaged by American counterpart

An Australian steer which become an internet hit because of its size has been upstaged by a bovine from San Diego.

'Knickers', at 194cm tall, was saved from slaughter because he's too big to be processed in a normal abattoir, and will live out his days on a West Australian farm.

A bovine from San Diego has a similar story, but is even larger than its Aussie counterpart

'Cowboy' is a four-year-old steer which has been also been saved from meat processing because of his size.

His owner says he stands at a whopping 198cm tall, and weighs 1.5 tonnes.

'Knickers' is to live out its days on a farm in West Australia.
'Knickers' is to live out its days on a farm in West Australia. Photo credit: Newshub

The world's tallest living steer is an Italian chianina ox measuring 201cm according to Guinness World Records.

Do you know of a giant New Zealand steer in the same league as "Knickers" and "Cowboy"? Send details and photos here.

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