First there was Knickers, now meet Big Tom, the Goulburn Valley’s own gigantic steer.
Eclipsing his owner John Kerr at more than six feet (1.8m), Big Tom is a ‘‘gentle giant’’ according to the Kialla Central farmer.
Although the 14-year-old steer is large by any standards, Mr Kerr said he’d previously had a steer that was even bigger, aptly called Big Foot.
After getting Tom as a calf from a neighbour, Mr Kerr said it quickly become clear he wouldn’t be a normal steer.
‘‘I kind of got the sense he’d be big when he just kept growing, just wouldn’t stop,’’ he said.
‘‘We’ve had people call him an elephant. He’s a bit of a sign post, people will say ‘turn right or left at the big Holstein’.’’