(Feb. 26) -- Anyone who was wondering what a million-dollar cow looks like need only feast your eyes on Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy, or just "Missy" -- a testament to everything a cow can be and more.
Missy sold for $1.13 million at auction in Toronto, and already has $3.23 million in contracts, including 25 embryos and six dates with six lucky bulls. Tall, leggy and long, Prairie Farm and Ranch magazine called her "the Gisele Bundchen of cattle."
Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy, who is said to produce 50 percent more milk than the average cow, sold for $1.13 million at auction in Toronto.
Those who spend more time thinking about the Brazilian supermodel than cows may have a hard time making that particular leap, but in its March issue, Popular Mechanics broke down just what makes Missy the such a jaw-dropping cow: perfectly shaped teats for efficient milking, a big chest indicative of a healthy heart and legs that allow just enough room for an udder.
According to Prairie Farm and Ranch she produces 50 percent more milk than the average cow, and her high-protein milk produces more cheese than regular milk. Missy is a great cow on her own, but the real value is in her genetic material -- any males she produces could be worth up to $500,000 for their ability to sire new Missys.
"We knew she was a very valuable cow," farm spokesman Chris Parry told Prairie Farm and Ranch. "We were very surprised on the price and how quickly it got there."
Missy may be a prize, but she's still not the most expensive cow in history. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, that honor belongs to a Friesian from Montpelier, Vt., who sold for $1.3 million in 1985.
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I was thinking this female is worth more for her udders than Pamela Anderson and a lot more productive too - probably has more class.