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"Knickers lives on," says Mr Pearson, who has been fielding calls from local journalists since the Australian public broadcaster drew attention to the enormous steer - a Holstein Friesian, but significantly taller than the average for that breed.
He was first bought as a "coach" - a steer that leads other cattle - at the age of about 12 months. Steers are castrated males. "He was always a standout steer from the others, a bit bigger than the rest," says Mr Pearson. Although "some of his mates" were sent for slaughter at an early age, "he was still a standout so we thought let's leave him there, he's not hurting anyone".
But after a few more rotations of cattle, the cattle farmers "realised he wasn't stopping growing". And now he's too big to sell.