Monday, August 31, 2020

"Scotland: World's most expensive sheep sold for £367,500"

From PoandPo Agrifish, August 29:

The world’s most expensive sheep was sold in Scotland for £367,500 ($490,625), PA Media reported Friday.
Double Diamond was sold Thursday at the Scottish National Texel sale in Lanark. The pedigree Texel ram lamb was sold by Charlie Boden and his family, whose flock is in Stockport, Cheshire.

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....

Blah, blah, blah. We know why they bid up the little stud:

Also in Scotland, let's hope they keep better track of him than these folks did of their fish:
Nearly 50,000 salmon escape from Scottish fish farm

Don't be lettin' the farmed fish mix with the wild ones.