A sheep in Scotland at last sold at a stunning KSh 52 million after a highly competitive public sale that kept on rising from KSh 1 million.
The sheep named Double Diamond sold on Thursday, August 27, at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark.
Conferring to The Independent, bidders take part in a fierce competition for the better part of Thursday with each trying to secure ownership of the coveted sheep.
According to The Independent, bidders engaged in a fierce competition for the better part of Thursday with each trying to secure possession of the coveted sheep.
The opening price of the lamb was KSh 1.5 million but it kept increasing intensely until it hit KSh 52 million.
The money raised up by three bidders who join forces to win the competition and take the sheep home.
The final bid set a new UK and world record price for a sheep, according to a statement on the Texel Sheep Society’s website.
The sheep that holding the record sold in August 2019 at KSh 33,298,280.
Double Diamond, which was sold by Charlie Boden from Cheshire, is an embryo-bred lamb.
“An embryo bred lamb is a lamb which is the result of embryo transfer (a form of IVF) in livestock in which the female animal is artificially inseminated and then embryos collected from her six days later and implanted into surrogate mothers.” explained an official from Texel Sheep Society as quoted by The Independent.