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Not very sheep! Scottish lamb fetches $250,000 at auction

‘Vicious Sid’ was purchased by a consortium, that will be hoping to make its money from his offspring and selling his semen

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An eight-month old lamb is believed to have raised the second highest price of a baby sheep in the UK, selling for $250,000, The Scotsman newspaper reported on Friday.

The Texal lamb, who was called “Vicious Sid,” sold for such a high price because of his pedigree and potential for passing on his genes, the daily reported.

Robert Cockburn, the shepherd who raised him, said: “I knew he was worth a bit of money but I didn’t expect him to go for that much.”

However, despite the enormous amount of money the lamb fetched, Cockburn insisted it would not change his life.

“Nothing will change. I work full time and usually tend to my sheep in the mornings before work and in the evenings.”
Sid was purchased by a consortium, that will be hoping to make its money from his offspring and selling his semen.

In 2009, another Texal fetched the record sum of $380,000.