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Joy of minted lamb owner

THE owner of a Scottish lamb is minted after it fetched £152,000 at auction.

The eight-month-old Texal - called Vicious Sid - is thought to have raised the second-highest price for a lamb in the UK.

Sid, who was sold at Lanark Market on Thursday, has a prized pedigree. He was sold by Robert Cockburn, 43, from Crieff, who raises sheep as a hobby. He said: "I knew he was worth a bit but I didn't expect him to go for that much."

Lanark Market set the UK price record for a sheep in 2009 when another Texal, Deveronvale Perfection, fetched £231,000.

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