The world’s most expensive sheep auctioned off: “An obscene sum of money”

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It may sound like a “baad” deal, but the farmers who have just bought the most expensive sheep in the world do not intend to have their investment stolen.

The Texel ram lamb sold for the equivalent of about $ 490,000 at auction in Scotland this week, according to the Texel Sheep Society.

A Texel ram lamb sold for the equivalent of around $ 490,000 at auction in Scotland this week. (Catherine Macgregor / SWNS)

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The animal, named Double Diamond, comes from a very respectable line in the sheep world. He was bred by artificial insemination using a champion ram valued at over $ 86,000 and a sheep valued at over $ 46,000.

Texel is a sought-after breed of sheep originating in the Netherlands. Lambs grow fast and sheep are “ideal” for butchers, according to the company.

There was a bidding war for Double Diamond, which is unusual in the world of sheep.

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The previous record of over $ 300,000 was set in 2009, the BBC reported.

“Don’t get me wrong, this is an obscene amount of money to pay for a sheep, and it certainly shouldn’t be a reflection on the farming community,” Jeff Aiken, one of the buyers, told the BBC .

Double Diamond comes from a very respectable line in the sheep world. (Catherine Macgregor / SWNS)

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Aiken was among a group of three farmers who joined together on their offer, according to the report. Their plan is to recover the money through reproduction.

Breeders are looking at features such as hair, color and head shape, Aiken told the BBC.

“We had to pay that amount to get the genetics,” he told the BBC.

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