Kuwait sheep sold for a record $88,000

October 12, 2010

Mazyoon - Al Rai

A sheep, admired for its strong loin, has sold for a record KD 25,000 ($88,000) in Kuwait.

Mazyoon the sheep has been used for breeding and breeders paid up to KD 200 ($700) for an evening of action, Kuwaiti daily Al Rai reported on Tuesday.

The tup, the farming term for an uncastrated sheep, will prove a bargain in the long term, according to local experts.

The new owner who purchased Mazyoon at a public auction preferred to remain anonymous, but was a member of the ruling family, the daily said.

“It is the biggest bargain in Kuwait’s sheep market history,” Malfi Al Dihani, who organised the bidding, said. “A new deal is being worked out for another sheep, but this time only for KD 8,000 ($28,170).”

Al Dihani said that sheep trading has shown signs of recovery in Kuwait recently and that one breeder made KD170,000 ($600,000)  in one year.




About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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