The World’s Most Expensive Laaaamb

2 09 2009
DeveronvalePerfection

DeveronvalePerfection

Seven-month old Deveronvale Perfection will never have to worry about ending up as lamb chops, after being sold for a record breaking $445, 500!

A British farmer forked out the average house price in Sydney for The Texel Tup affectionately known as Deveronvale Perfection.

The seven-month old pedigree lamb was bred by Graham Morrison and bought by Fraserburgh farmer, Jimmy Douglas.

Experts believe that the sale price was an excellent investment on Douglas’ behalf and a very reasonable price, even if it did take some people by the surprise.

John Yates, who is the current Texel Sheep Society, said that the ram is expected to father pedigree lambs that will earn his new owner millions of dollars. He claims that “High prices are no surprise as this sort of prestigious event.”

Yates also said that “A lot of people see these animals as lamb chops, but a lot of effort and dedication goes into developing these flocks which are at the top of the genetic pile.”

He also says that the previous UK record holder earned around 2 million dollars after paying almost $250 000 for his Texel.

The previous record price for a sheep was set in Australia in 1989, when close $400 000 was paid for a Merino.

By Tamalyn

References

http://www.smh.com.au/world/baaaargain–445500-ram-sets-world-record-20090831-f4hj.html

http://onlinehomesbuy.com/2009/09/02/deveronvale-perfection-the-world-most-expensive-lamb/

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