Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm

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The steer is named "Knickers".

Knickers, standing at 6 feet 4 inches tall - the same height as many National Basketball Association players - and weighing roughly 3,100 lbs (uh yeah, that's the same as a Mack Truck Model AB) - is said to be "too large" to slaughter, and judging from the below footage they were not fibbing.

Mr Pearson said: "The other cattle look up to him, wherever he goes, they go".

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

He will now live out the rest of his life on Lake Preston feedlot in Myalup, 136km south of Perth.

As it turns out, Knickers is no cash cow. But he's very placid, not aggressive, just inquisitive'. The cow soon became too big to sell.

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

"We knew that he was always going to grow into a big steer, but we never realised he'd get this big", the farmer told Today Tonight. I'm not sure how we will handle his newfound popularity'. Knickers was unfazed either way.

"He's just getting on with his job, which is basically just eating and sleeping".

Owner Geoff Pearson said that Knickers' sheer size saved him from the abattoir. At the age of seven, he has lived longer than the average steer, which would usually be slaughtered for meat.

Knickers looms above the thousands of other cattle that he feeds with in rural Western Australia.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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