A sheep bred by a family in Stockport, UK, has sold for a whopping
$490,000 at an auction.
The sheep breed known as Texel is now officially the most expensive sheep in the world.
The Texel sheep named Diamond was sold this week at the Scottish National Texel Sale in Lanark after being bred by Charlie Boden and family from their Mellor Hall farm.
During the auction, the price of the sheep quickly escalated from an opening bid of $9,000 to an eye whooping $490,000.
The animal was finally bought by a three-way partnership between three farmers who have decided to breed the animal together.
The Texel Sheep Society said the previous record was £231,000 paid for a Texel, Deveronvale Perfection, in 2009.
According to the sheep society, Texel sheep originate from the island of Texel, one of the north-western islands off Holland and now dominate the UK sheep industry.
Jeff Aiken, flock manager at Procters Farm, one of the buyers, said: “The Texel for a start is the best breed in the UK and the pedigree side of it is getting bigger.
“If you want the best you have to try and buy the best.
“It’s an exceptional animal and the best Texel sheep I’ve ever seen. Hopefully he’ll do a good job on all three flocks.”
According to Aiken the price is a ‘one-off’. He emphasized that he did not want to give the wrong impression of the farming industry.
“There’s a small percentage of pedigree buyers that can club together and pay big money, but at the end of the day the commercial farmers are just as important if not more important – they are putting food on our tables,” he said.
“I’m in the fortunate position that I can spend that sort of money.”
“He is the best lamb I have ever seen – so correct on his legs, bright, with a great top.
“He’s got it all.”
“What are we celebrating” – Yul Edochie fumes, says Nigerians are suffering
As Nigeria marks her 60th Independence Anniversary today, Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has cried out over the plight of Nigerians.
Yul took to his Twitter handle hours ago, to speak on the country’s Independence Day Anniversary and how there is nothing worth celebrating.
The actor said that he could not wish anybody a happy independence especially because most people were not happy.
The talented movie star went further to list some unfavourable things that had gone on in the country such as fuel price increase, electricity tariff hike, unemployment and others.
Yul Edochie stated that one needed to speak the truth which is that Nigerians are suffering.
He wrote: “I cannot wish anyone a happy independence when my people are not happy.
“What are we celebrating?
“Fuel price increase? Electricity tariff hike? Hardship? Bad roads? Killings everywhere?
“Jobless youths turned beggars?
“The list is endless.
“Speak the truth.
“Nigerians are suffering.”
See his post:
I cannot wish anyone a happy independence when my people are not happy.
What are we celebrating?
Fuel price increase? Electricity tariff hike? Hardship? Bad roads? Killings everywhere?
Jobless youths turned beggars?
The list is endless.
Speak the truth.
Nigerians are suffering.
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) October 1, 2020
Nigerian mother disgraces her daughter after catching her in a hotel room with a man (video)
A video which has gone viral on social media, captured moment a Nigerian mother disgraced her daughter after catching her in a hotel room with a man.
The angry mother who spoke Yoruba, was seen dragging her daughter out of the facility while hitting her intermittently. Where the incident occurred is still unclear at the time of filing this report.
Here is the video below;
”Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party” – OAP Toolz
Popular Radio Peronality, Toolz Oniru-Demuren, has reacted to the level of loyalty BBNaija winner, Laycon has gotten from his fans.
According to Toolz, Laycon’s fans, who are known as ICONs, would do well if they formed a political party.
Her post on twitter reads ;
Over 900 million votes during the seasons #BBNaija!!!! And a good percentage went to Laycon. Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party.
Over 900 million votes during the seasons #BBNaija!!!! And a good percentage went to Laycon. Laycon fans would do well if they formed a political party. 🙌🙌
— Toolz O.D (@ToolzO) September 30, 2020
Below are some reactions ;
@AbdulMustapha8 wrote ;
It goes to show U the zeal and enthusiasm amongst the youth, it’s only making up our minds as youths, if we collectively agree we could be a force to reckon with in electioneering in Nigeria politics , imagine if independent candidacy is approved it.
Chidi wrote ;
Maybe INEC should recommend the #BBNaija model of voting to Nigerians (₦50 or ₦100 Naira per vote per candidate whatever the case is). I think it would be interesting to see the outcome.
Edward wrote ;
It doesn’t work that way.
In BBN, you can vote multiple times. In Politics, you can only vote once.
Also, note that the votes also cut across other Africa countries as well…
A movement of the masses can get corrupted by the lures of political positions, e.g NLC
Politics is different from BBN
— Ola (@SH3MEDIA) September 30, 2020
We are waiting for Falz to tell us that he’s interested in politics so we can make him the president. Ojoro no go fit stop us. He shld just mention it n it is done.
— Ipod (@lekan_ipod) September 30, 2020