The world’s most expensive sheep, named Double Diamond, a pedigree Texel lamb has been sold for £368,000 at an auction in Scotland.
The Sheep reported to be six months old was sold after an opening bidding of £10,000 , which then escalated to the record price of £368,000. Exceeding the previous record of just over £230,000 set in 2009.
The lamb was sold by breeders from Stockport in Greater Manchester, and bought by three farmers who hope to recoup their investment through breeding.
According to The Guardian, Jeff Aiken, one of the winning bidders, said that investing in lamb’s was “just like every other business — horse racing or the cattle business.”
” We had to pay that amount of money to get the genetics, Hopefully he’ll live for a long time and as long as he’s fit and healthy, we’ll keep using him and breeding with him,” he added.