From our good friends at the AP:
LONDON – A British farmer who paid a new world record price for a sheep says the animal is the finest specimen he has ever seen.
shelled out 231,000 pounds ($347,000) for the 8-month-old Texel ram called Deveronvale Perfection at an annual sale in .
Douglas says the ram has "a great body and strong loin."
The British Texel Sheep Society says the fee paid Thursday is a world record, eclipsing a 205,00-pound price paid in Australia in 1989.
Society member John Yates says the ram will likely father pedigree lambs worth millions of pounds (dollars) for his new owner.
Breeder Graham Morrison, of Banff, Scotland, says he was staggered by the price but insists Deveronvale Perfection lives up to his name.
Man oh man oh man. "A great body and a strong loin"???? Really??? Does that guy realize he said that OUT LOUD???