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Saumur and Bósi Most Popular Rams in Iceland

By Iceland Review

The most popular rams in Icelandic sheep insemination station at the moment are Saumur and Bósi, according to farmers’ newspaper Bændablaðið. Each ram could inseminate up to 3,500 ewes in two years.

Both rams were first accepted at insemination stations the year before last, reports.

Bósi was selected to father fertile and fine ewes for breeding. His offspring have proven handsome and mature with changeable fat evaluation, as described by sheep breeding consultant Eyjólfur Ingvar Bjarnason.

Saumur is also considered to be a successful father of lambs; his offspring have proven to have lots of muscles and little fat.

In December 2014, 44,000 sperm portions were sent out from insemination stations in Iceland with between 26,000 and 28,000 ewes in the country being artificially inseminated.

More sperm was wasted during the last mating season than usual because of bad weather—the sperm must be used within 12 hours.

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