Meet Knickers, the Giant Cow that's an International Sensation

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A Canadian Holstein Friesian has raised the stakes in the competition to be the the world's tallest steer.

For the past few days, the internet admired the size of Knickers, the massive Australian cow (or technically a steer) who towers over his brethren. He can now look forward to living out the rest of his life at a farm.

In this image made from video taken November 15, 2018, Knickers the steer, center back, is pictured with a herd of cows in Lake Preston, Australia.

"He was too big to go into the export plant's chain", Pearson told Australia's ABC News.

Similar to Dozer, Geoff says that Knickers is also pretty chilled. "When he was young, when we first got him, we had a Brahman steer which was a friend of his", explains Mr Pearson.

Dozer, arrived at the farm in August after a woman befriended him at a cattle ranch and convinced the farmers to let her keep him. Dozer, it turned out, tops off at just over 6-foot-5 - even larger than the Aussie standout hogging all the attention.

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Hanuschuk had expected the steer to be put up for slaughter when she eventually left the farm but he was still alive when she returned months later.

Anyone who wants to meet the big bovine can head over to Kismet Creek Farm, which opens as a petting zoo on weekends.

In a video on the farm's Facebook page, Ms Schoenrock said Dozer had "severe tendinitis" due to his size. "He'll nozzle into you, and if he's laying down you can lay down right next to him".

Dozer's owner Karl Schoenrock, who runs the farm with his wife Raelle, told CBC that the steer was a gentle giant and a "smusher".

He claims his own steer, Dozer, is an inch taller.

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