Scotland: World's most expensive sheep sold for £367,500Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 29, 2020
The world’s most expensive sheep was sold in Scotland for £367,500 ($490,625), PA Media reported Friday.
Scotland Double Diamond sheep
Topics: Scotland sheep
The initial opening bid was £10,500 ($14,018), but quickly increased. The buyers were a partnership of three farmers.
“He is the best lamb I have ever seen – so correct on his legs, bright, with a great top. He’s got it all,” said buyer Jeff Aiken.
PA Media reported it was allegedly the most expensive sheep sold in the world. The previous record was set in 2009, when a Texel, Deveronvale Perfection, was sold for £231,000 ($308,382), according to the Texel Sheep Society.
Texel sheep are believed to have come from the island of Texel, one of the islands northwest off Holland. The breed now dominates the UK sheep industry. ■