The ‘World’s biggest cow’ will escape slaughter because at 6ft 4in it’s ‘too big to fit in abattoir’
THE world’s biggest cow will be saved from the chop after its 6ft 4in frame is too big to fit into abattoir, a farmer revealed.
Knickers, a seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, is more than twice the size of the rest of the herd in Myalup, Western Australia.
Holstein-Friesians are a dairy breed and normally weigh in at about 1,500 pounds and stand about 4ft 1oins tall.
Even the breed’s bulls only reach just 5ft 10ins and weigh 2,200lbs.
Butchers say the giant would produce around 1,400 lbs of trimmed “saleable” beef – enough for 450 cuts of steak and 370kg of mince.
The bovine behemoth stands head and shoulders above other farm beasts and weighs in at an incredible 1.4 tonnes (3,083lbs).
Owner Geoff Pearson – whose beast is the biggest of its breed in Australia – said: “It was too heavy. I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility.
“So I think it will just live happily ever after.”
The beast cost owners £225 and they bought him as a “coach” to take charge of the herd.
Knickers is technically a steer – which is a castrated male bovine.
Geoff continued: “When he was young, when we first got him, we had a Brahman steer which was a friend of his.
“So his name was bra… so we (had) bra and knickers. We never thought he would turn into a big knickers.”
Pearson has about 20,000 cattle.
What big Knickers could be turned into if he ever ended up on the butcher's block
60 Sirloin steaks
45 T-bone steaks
36 Rib steaks
42 Short ribs
33 Rump steaks
30 Tenderloin steaks
80 Porterhouse steaks
15 Flank steaks
60 Strip steaks
450 kg of ground beef
180 kg of chuck, shank, brisket, etc.
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He revealed the giant is also a big hit with the other cattle, who follow him around the paddocks in their hundreds.
Many of the cattle are Wagyu and are dark brown so mighty Knickers stands out even more in a pack because of his colour.
But despite his giant size, the towering farm animal is amazingly not the tallest cow ever recorded.
In 2010, a Chianina ox named Bellino who measured at just over 6ft 7ins at a cattle show in Rome.
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