A sheep named Deveronvale Perfection, is believed to have become the world most expensive after selling for £231,000 ($392,000).

Deveronvale Perfection which is bred in Banffshire, Scotland, was bought by a fellow local sheep farmer at a sale in Lanark.

The high price has been put down to the lamb’s strong physical attributes.

Seller Mr Morrison said the price was beyond his “wildest dreams”. However, he said the sheep lived up to his name and was indeed “perfection”.

New owner, Mr Douglas said the Texel sheep was as good as he had seen, with a “great body and strong loin”.

He said “Deveronvale Perfection was the best lamb he had ever seen, with great strength and an incredibly chunky stature”.

This 8 month old lamb will be used for breeding in the hope of more than recouping the purchase price.

The previous UK’s most expensive sheep, Tophill Joe, was bought for £128,000 six years ago. He died recently after fathering lambs worth more than £1m.

Source: Mercopress