A sheep has been sold for a record around GHS 2.8 million ($490,000) at an auction in Scotland this week.
The lamb, named Double Diamond, had generated buzz before the Scottish National Texel sale in Lanark started, according to a news release from the Texel Sheep Society.
Bidding started at about but GHS 75,000 ($13,000).
A bidding war drove up the price until an agreement was reached for the sheep to be shared between three farms. “It’s just like every other business — horse racing or the cattle business,” Jeff Aiken, one of the winning bidders, told The Guardian.
“Every once in a while something special comes along and yesterday an extra special Texel turned up. Everyone wanted a piece of it.”
Texel sheep originated in Holland and are a butcher favorite, according to the Texel Sheep Society.
The previous record for one sheep was GHS 1.7 million ($307,000) for a sheep named Deveronvale Perfection in 2009.
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