"Knickers," an enormous Holstein-Friesian, is making headlines after his owner declared him – unofficially – Australia's biggest steer.
The 7-year-old stands at a whopping 194 centimeters (76 inches) tall – almost as tall as NBA legend Michael Jordan – and weighs 1.4 tonnes (3,086 pounds), its owner says.
The huge ruminant towers over the other beasts in the heart of the farm at Myalup, a town about an hour-and-a-half south of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.
Knickers is significantly heavier and taller than that.
Owner Geoff Pearson said that Knickers' sheer size saved him from the abattoir.
While he can not quite claim to be a world-beater, Knickers measures up well against the world's greatest steer, a chianina ox named Bellino who measured just over 2 meters (roughly 79 inches) at a cattle show in Rome in 2010.