A massive Australian cow named Knickers has been spared the slaughterhouse and the dinner table thanks to its sheer size.
The behemoth bovine hails from a farm in the town of Myalup in Western Australia and was recently saved from the barbecue because of its size, standing nearly two metres tall and weighing more than a car.
“He was too big to go into the export plant’s chain,” Geoff Pearson, the steer’s owner, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). “We have a high turnover of cattle, and he was lucky enough to stay behind.”
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According to Pearson, the animal stands 194 centimetres tall and weighs about 1,400 kilograms, double the weight of an average Holstein Friesian and about a 50 centimetres taller.
“It was too heavy. I wouldn’t be able to put it through a processing facility,” Pearson told Perth Now. “So I think it will just live happily ever after.”
The farmer said the bovine has been put to work since being saved from the dinner table, leading and coaching other cattle.
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“You’ll put him in a paddock and all the other cattle seem to get attracted to him,” Pearson told ABC. “Whenever he wants to get up and start walking, there’s a trail of hundreds of cattle following him.”
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“We all know when Knickers is on the move,” he said.
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