Norman takes on Knickers for WA’s biggest steer title

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Big steer Norman enjoys a feed alongside his owner Rob Atkins from Dumbleyung.
Camera IconBig steer Norman enjoys a feed alongside his owner Rob Atkins from Dumbleyung. Credit: Kellie Balaam/Narrogin Observer

This year’s Wagin Woolorama featured celebrity will surely delight hundreds of families when they make the annual outing to WA’s biggest sheep show next month.

Norman is an unusually large steer and is estimated to tip the scales at more than 1400kg.

Wagin Woolorama president Howie Ward is claiming the steer is the biggest in WA, taking on the whopping 1.94m tall, 1400kg cow Knickers who set social media alight in 2018.

“Norman is not as tall but we are claiming he’s the biggest steer in the State and if we’re proven wrong we’ll accept that,” Mr Ward said.

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Norman and his owner Rob Atkins, from Dumbleyung, were invited to be a part of this year’s show on March 6 and 7.

The giant steer will help raise funds for breast cancer with a possible “guess the weight” game.

Mr Atkins bought Norman in 2015 from Hearts Dairy in Mt Barker, raising him from a calf with the help of his daughter-in-law.

He normally keeps dairy cows for a year but after his daughter-in-law lost her pet dog, he decided to keep Norman at her property in Cuballing.

“He’s been fed well...definitely had more dinners than dinner times,” Mr Atkins said.

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