In the world of agriculture and livestock auctions, remarkable moments occasionally emerge that captivate the attention of farmers, investors, and the world.
And that's exactly what happened when record-breaking cow Viatina-19 FIV Mara became the most expensive cow sold in an auction.
She went for an impressive price of R$21,000,000 (£3.33 million; $4.38 million) in Arandú, São Paulo, Brazil on 21 June.
To put that price into perspective, with $4.38 million you could buy a mansion or a fancy apartment overlooking Central Park in New York, USA, travel the world or even stop working for the rest of your life.
One-third of the ownership of the cow was sold at the auction for $1.44 million, putting its total value at an incredible $4.38 million. Now it is owned by breeders Casa Branca Agropastoril, Agropecuária Napemo and Nelore HRO.
The recent sale of Viatina-19 FIV Mara Imóveis has brought to light the undeniable worth of purebred Nelore cattle in Brazil, showcasing the immense value that top-tier genetic specimens hold in the market.
The 53-month-old cow was born in Nova Iguaçu de Goiás, Brazil and is already ranked among the best Nelore cows in history.
The price paid for this exceptional animal not only makes a statement about the breed's quality within the country but also reverberates across the global cattle market, solidifying the Nelore’s reputation as a valuable and sought-after breed worldwide.
The price of Viatina-19 FIV Mara Imóveis marks a significant achievement for the Nelore, a highly esteemed breed of cattle recognized worldwide for its exceptional qualities.
Their distinctive features include bright white fur, loose skin, and a prominent bulbous hump above their shoulders. The Nelore breed is renowned for its remarkable heat tolerance, a characteristic mainly attributed to their fur, which effectively reflects a wide range of light wavelengths, as well as their unique sweat glands.
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