The steer in question, a 7-year-old Holstein Friesian, has become quite the sensation in western Australia, where he lives. At 78 inches, he stands significantly taller than the 58-inch average for the breed, per the BBC. In fact, he's just two inches shorter than basketball legend Michael Jordan. He also weighs over a ton and half, or roughly double the average for his type. His owner, Geoff Pearson, has declared him Australia's biggest steer, and frankly, who are we to argue.
Due to his large size, Knickers' life has been quite a bit different than that of his fellow cows. For one, because he's so big, Pearson spared him a trip the slaughterhouse with the rest of the herd his age to wait and see if he was going to stop growing.
"He was always a standout steer from the others, a bit bigger than the rest," Pearson said in an interview with the BBC. "He was still a standout so we thought let's leave him there, he's not hurting anyone."