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Australia's Biggest Steer Set To Step Back Into The Limelight

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Australia's Biggest Steer Set To Step Back Into The Limelight

After laying low for nearly a year, Australia's largest steer is set to step back into the limelight again. Knickers is a steer that calls Western Australia home and is an impressive specimen.

Standing at 194 centimetres tall and weighing nearly one and a half tonnes, the steer has certainly developed a bit of a celebrity status.

The world was introduced to Knickers late last year when Today Tonight did a story about how he was a goddamn beast.

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Knickers' owner, farmer Geoff Pearson, copped more than a hundred calls from people all keen to get up close and personal with the steer.

The pair got to enjoy the high-life for a bit, however the hype eventually died down a bit. But Geoff is keen to let the public see the steer again and it will be the star of the show at the Brunswick Agricultural Show this weekend in Western Australia.

While you think that is amazing (which it totally is), it's actually a total minefield for Mr Pearson to transport the animal.

He's done a test run to see how Knickers would fare on the long journey to Brunswick, however failed at the first hurdle when he realised he would need a bigger trailer to transport the steer.

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Credit: ABC
Credit: ABC

People keen to check out the massive animal will only have to chuck a gold coin to the organisers, which will go towards the Blue Tree Project, a charity that focuses on the mental health of people in the country.

Funnily enough, most steers end up at the abattoirs after teaching new cattle how to live in the farm, however Knickers was too big to be killed.

"It was too heavy. I wouldn't be able to put it through a processing facility," Geoff told Perth Now.

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"So I think it will just live happily ever after."

It was literally too large to fit inside the slaughterhouse, so Geoff just decided to let it grow to its full potential.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 7

Topics: Community, Animals, Australia

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