It’s not just exquisite gems and jewels that fetch millions of dollars at an auction. During Toronto’s annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, a three-year-old cow was sold at auction for a record-setting $1.2 million! This enormous sum has made the cow bred in P.E.I. and previously owned by Alberta’s Morsan Farms, the world’s most expensive cow! The million-dollar cow named Missy is apparently a genetic goldmine, and according to Bloyce Thompson, who bred her, “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.” The buyers will thus have right to her embryos, and the “priceless” cow could have as many as 75 youngsters over the course of her life. Missy has been sold to two buyers from the U.S. and Denmark, who will have right over her embryos. Missy, however, won’t leave Canada and will remain in Ponoka, Alta., where she’s been for nearly two years.
Believe it or not, Missy is not the first but the second cow in Canada to crack the million-dollar mark.