A video shared online shows a giant steer towering over a herd of cattle.
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.
Video shared on social media.
- A video and images of a large steer grazing with much smaller cattle appeared on social media.
Australian media say Knickers is believed to be the tallest steer in the country and weighs about 1.4 tons. https://t.co/78umIjdMFv— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 28, 2018
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.