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Raftur the Ram Popular for Breeding in Iceland

The Sheep Insemination Station of West Iceland has never been as busy as last fall. West Iceland’s county agent Lárus Birgisson said 15,462 ewes are currently carrying lambs conceived by the station’s rams, up by 539, and Raftur is by far the most popular.

In the ram registry, Raftur is described as “well-knit ball of meat,” which explains his popularity for breeding. Although Raftur is considered highly productive, he did not manage to produce semen for all the 3,331 ewes that were interested, Fréttabladid reports.

“We managed to contract 2,421 portions from him, which is a lot, he is a good producer,” Birgisson said in compliments to Raftur’s performance.

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