Cow named after Posh Spice sells for £262k making it the most expensive in Europe – The Sun
A COW named after Posh Spice has proved it has girl power by becoming the most expensive in Europe.
It sold for £262,000 at auction — more than the average UK house price.
Two cattle breeders will now spice up her life by sharing her.
The cow, whose mum took the name of Spice Girls bandmate Ginger Spice, fetched 250,000 guineas.
It was also a world record for a Limousin breed heifer — doubling the previous best 125,000 guineas (£131,250) paid out in 2014.
One-year-old Poshspice was destined for stardom as the daughter of Gingerspice, a three-time top prize winner at the renowned Balmoral Show.
But her price stunned owners Christine Williams and Paul Tippets, of Shifnal, Shropshire.
Pedigree livestock farmer Christine, 57, said: “It was a totally mind-blowing and surreal moment.”
Explaining the name, she added: “She wasn’t moody or anything like that.
“We just try to link the females to the mother. I did suddenly think after the sale, ‘I hope Posh Spice’s name isn’t copyrighted or anything’.”
The “stylish and shapely” bovine was sought-after due to her larger loin depth, reduced-fat cover and greater meat tenderness.
Poshspice was bought at auction in Carlisle by Messrs Jenkinson, of Penrith, Cumbria, and Boden and Davies, of Stockpor
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