Guinness World (Sheep) Records

According to Wikipedia, “Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.” Some of those records involve sheep:

The highest price ever paid for a sheep is £231,000 ($369,000), paid by Jimmy Douglas for the eight-month-old Texel ram, Deveronvale Perfection, in Lanark, Scotland, in August of 2009.

World-record selling Texel ram, Deveronvale Perfection.
Deveronvale Perfection, a young Texel ram, sold for a record £231,000 ($369,000) in 2009.

The Guinness World Record-holding oldest sheep, Lucky, was a 23 year-old Polwarth-Dorchester ewe who died in Lake Bolac, in Victoria, Australia, in 2009. In 2006, the previous record holder, a Merino wether named George, died in Warren, New South Wales, Australia, at 21 years of age. Both were bottle-raised pet lambs. Continue reading “Guinness World (Sheep) Records”