“Cows on the farm are usually slaughtered in year 3” – quoted Craig Hickman, rancher in Ashburton, New Zealand. “So in year 7, it accumulated a lot of fat and fat.”
In fact, Knickers was able to live that long because of luck. After two years, it became too big to fit into the industrial cow slaughter system, says Geoff Pearson. Still a special cow
Regardless of age and race, Knickers still has some traits that set it apart. Because according to Pearson, Knickers’ parents weren’t that big. But at birth, it’s just like a normal cow.
“From a calf, it turns into a giant cow” – Pearson shared.
According to Bouwman, the story lies in the phenomenon of “giantization” – when an individual becomes large and outperforms other individuals of the same species. In Bouwman’s study in Nature in early 2018, the gene that determines this phenomenon is actually scattered among livestock, livestock and humans. Just wait for the right conditions, it will explode and we have a giant like Knickers.
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