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Video Shows Giant Steer Towering Over Herd of Cattle

Claim

A video shared online shows a giant steer towering over a herd of cattle.

Rating

True

Summary

The video has been confirmed to be accurate by the steer’s owner; the large male is indeed much taller than the younger cattle of a different breed that it is grazing with.

Claimed By

Video shared on social media.

Breakdown

  • A video and images of a large steer grazing with much smaller cattle appeared on social media.
  • While some suspected the images had been doctored, the steer’s owner, Geoff Pearson, confirmed to the New York Times that “Knickers” was indeed much larger than the other cattle.

  • As an interesting aside, many social media users were surprised to learn that “cow” refers to only female cattle that have birthed calves. Steers are male cattle that have been castrated.

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