A lamb named “Double Diamond” has been sold at 490,000 US dollars thereby making it the most expensive sheep to be ever bought.
“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 10000 guineas (about but $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.” – said the CNN
The Texel sheep are butcher’s favorite said the Texel Sheep Society.