TORONTO, Nov. 12 (UPI) — Missy the cow brought in $1.2 million at auction in Toronto, the second most ever paid for a single bovine in Canada, its breeder says.
“She’s the most valuable young cow in the world right now,” Bloyce Thompson, the owner of Eastside Holsteins at Frenchfort, Prince Edward Island, who bred the 3-year-old cow, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Missy, short for Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy, went to Morsan Farms Ltd. in Ponoka, Alberta, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Wednesday.
“She’s by a very popular sire, the most popular sire in the world right now, which has global demand everywhere,” said Thompson, who added that makes Missy’s offspring “priceless.”
“She sold with contracts for embryos and calves and sons so there will be a great impact in world genetics with Missy in a lot of years to come.”
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