Knickers, the extremely large cow, isn’t actually a cow

A monstrous steer that towers over all of his peers at his farm in Myalup, Australia. Although Knickers is the tallest of his kind in his country, the actual largest steer in the world stands at an astonishing 6’7” and can be found in Italy.

The steer was a sight out there in the field, towering benevolently over his smaller female peers. (No, Knickers is not a cow. Cows are female cattle who have had a calf; a steer is a neutered male.) The very big boy is a Holstein Friesian, a breed that originated in North Holland and Northern Germany that humans have been breeding for dairy production over the last 2,000 years. He lives on cattle farmer Geoff Pearson’s property in Western Australia.