London, August 29 (ANI): A sheep sold for a world record price of 231,000 pounds at the annual Texel ram sale.
Deveronvale Perfection's sale is said to have broken a record that was set about 20 years ago.
The previous record price for a sheep was 205,000 pounds in Australia in 1989 for a Merino tup.
"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," the Daily Express quoted John Yates, chief executive of the Texel Sheep Society, as saying.
The newspaper report reveals that the six-month-old Texel tup was bred by Graham Morrison, from Banff, Scotland, and bought by Fraserburgh farmer Jimmy Douglas.
Considering that a Texel earned its owner one million pounds after it was bought for 128,000 pounds in 2004, experts say that Deveronvale Perfection's purchase is likely to be a good investment.
Yates said: "This was the elite animal which stood out. But the staggering amount that Deveronvale Perfection did go for surprised a lot of people." (ANI)