A giant cow, really? What viral images of "Knickers" do not say

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Knickers is a big Australian cow (actually an ox, but let's move on), no doubt about that: 1.94m and 1400kg, according to the PearthNow website that revealed its existence on Monday. The snapshot that illustrates the article (see below) quickly became viral. Nobody comes back. The animal seems twice as big and imposing as its congeners. A mastodon. An aberration. Yes, except that the animals that surround him … are not of the same race and are not the same age. It would be tantamount to raving about the size of an adult Labrador caught among young Chihuahuas … If that will never happen, it is because dogs are animals that are very familiar to us. Cows, much less.

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We can regret in this case the lack of curiosity of Internet users. Or their lack of critical thinking. Or both. This image is indeed surprising. First reflex: would not it be a montage? A priori, no. We can easily find many pictures of the animal and some videos. Second reflex: but why is this cow black and white while all those around her are brown? Simply because it is not the same race. Knickers is a Holstein after its owner, Geoff Pearson, when the others are Japanese cows (whose generic name "Wagyu" actually includes four different species, but this is not the subject). On average, adult Holstein cattle are 20-30% larger than their Japanese cousins.

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These breeders who advocate slaughter on the farm
Does livestock farming have a future in France?
Australia, with the desert farmers
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