In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 31st, August, 2020

Meet The World Most Costly Sheep Offered For $490,000 (Photographs)

Meet The World Most Expensive Sheep Sold For $490,000 (Photos)


Meet The World Most Costly Sheep Offered For $490,000

A sheep bred by a household in Stockport, UK, has bought for a whopping $490,000 at an public sale.

The sheep breed often known as Texel is now formally the costliest sheep on this planet.

The Texel sheep named Diamond was bought this week on the Scottish Nationwide Texel Sale in Lanark after being bred by Charlie Boden and household from their Mellor Corridor farm.

Through the public sale, the worth of the sheep shortly escalated from a gap bid of $9,000  to a watch whooping $490,000.

The animal was lastly purchased by a three-way partnership between three farmers who’ve determined to breed the animal collectively.


The Texel Sheep Society stated the earlier file was £231,000 paid for a Texel, Deveronvale Perfection, in 2009.

In accordance with the sheep society, Texel sheep originate from the island of Texel, one of many north-western islands off Holland and now dominate the UK sheep business.

Jeff Aiken, flock supervisor at Procters Farm, one of many consumers, stated: “The Texel for a begin is the most effective breed within the UK and the pedigree facet of it’s getting larger.

“If you need the most effective you need to attempt to purchase the most effective.

“It’s an distinctive animal and the most effective Texel sheep I’ve ever seen. Hopefully he’ll do a great job on all three flocks.”


In accordance with Aiken the worth is a ‘one-off’. He emphasised that he didn’t wish to give the incorrect impression of the farming business.

“There’s a small proportion of pedigree consumers that may membership collectively and pay huge cash, however on the finish of the day the industrial farmers are simply as essential if no more essential – they’re placing meals on our tables,
” he stated.

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“I’m within the lucky place that I can spend that type of cash.”

“He’s the most effective lamb I’ve ever seen – so appropriate on his legs, shiny, with an awesome high.

“He’s obtained all of it.”

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