Giant cow in Australia is actually real and going viral

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Holstein-Friesians are a dairy breed and normally weigh in at about 1,500 pounds and stand about 4-foot-1 tall.

Knickers, a seven-year-old Holstein Friesian, is more than twice the size of the rest of the herd in Myalup, Western Australia.

"He was always a standout steer from the others, a bit bigger than the rest", Pearson told the BBC.

At 194 centimetres high, WA-born steer Knickers is believed to be the tallest in Australia - and one of the tallest in the world.

Despite Knickers' size, he still fell short of making it into the Guinness World Records.

When asked about Knickers' decidedly delicate name, Pearson told the publication it came about because of the steer's his close friend Bra, a Brahman steer.

Australia Huge Steer

Pearson says he bought Knickers for $400 to act as a steer, which serves the objective of leading other cattle.

USA model Chrissy Teigen was among those tweeting about Knickers after reading about him on a plane.

He's got a good three inches over Knickers, standing at six feet, seven inches.

Even if the farm wanted to make him into thousands of hamburgers, he quickly became too big for any production facility to process.

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

For now, the title for Tallest Steer (living) belongs to a chianina ox named Bellino from Rome.

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