International Welsh rugby referee Nigel Owens hauled his way passed the try line in a bidding war during a Hereford sale in the UK to pick up Greenyards 1 Hannah L272 for a tidy £5,985 (€7,034).

It wasn’t the first time Owens was clocked supporting the Hereford breed, having previously bought a pedigree cow with calf at foot for £1,785 (€2,097).