Abdul Rahman Al Arouk bought the Najdi ram from Abdullah Al Nasiri, who said the animal is one of the best sheep species in the Arabian Peninsula.
The deal was struck at a sheep auction which is held regularly near Al Ain and attracts a large number of livestock owners from the UAE and other Gulf states.
Two female sheep were also sold for Dh60,000 while an Emirati farmer, Sultan Al Rasheedi, rejected an offer to sell his ram, Zilzal (tremor), for Dh51,000.
According to the semi official Arabic language daily Alittihad, eight sheep were sold in Saturday’s action for a total Dh205,000.
“I first hesitated in selling my ram for Dh75,000…I kept thinking for two days, after which I decided to accept that offer,” Nasiri said. “I am very upset to have sold it because it will be taken out of the UAE.”