AGRICULTURE NEWS - “We knew it was going to be something really special. He was just an outstanding animal, backed up by all the best genetics.
"There were about seven or eight people who really, really wanted him and that’s what led to the price.
“Every once in a while, something special comes along, and yesterday an extra special Texel turned up,” one of the buyers, Jeff Aiken, told The Guardian.
Aiken was one of three breeders who secured the purchase of the six-and-a-half month old Texel ram lamb, Sportsmans Double Diamond, during the Scottish National Texel Sale, following a long bidding war between rival consortiums, which eventually ended at the £367 500 (about R8 million) sale price.