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Iceland Herd Sires used in 2007 via AI (artificial insemination)

November 24th 2007 we LAI-ed (Laparoscopic Artificial Insemination) 32 ewes to the 14 sires below using the semen we imported from Iceland. This breeding will expand the genetics of our flock greatly. Spring will bring the exciting results. We are excited as many of these rams carry color. All of the ewes we used are colored so all of the lambs will carry color even if the lambs are born white. Some of these genetics are not yet in the USA. We are fortunate to be able to get semen from some of the finest rams in Iceland from Southram a cooperative Farmer/Agricultural ram AI collection Station. www.bssl.is

Mango 03-948 White horned Iceland sire, carries grey and maybe moorit; conformation score 84.5, eye muscle ultrasound 43mm back fat 6mm; superb rump and leg muscle, thick lustrous fleece; dam has always had twins and is a good milker; progeny has good carcass grading sire: Geisli;  Dam 97-297
Ormur Iceland sire 02-993, white polled, carries moorit and spotting, Conformation score 85.5, Eye muscle 33mm, backfat 5mm, eye muscle shape 4; Very musculer throughout with especially high loin and leg muscle scores and a long body, Very good wool quality, thick lustrous. Excellent progeny, lean and high grading for meat; Dam is a high milker loin and leg muscles scores. Sire Omsson; Dam 99-436
Partur 99-914 Iceland sire, white polled conformation score 84, eye muscle 35mm,backfat 5mm, muscle shape 3; Very muscular rump, average fleece, high meat grading progeny with thick eye muscles. Prolific daughters. see TCE361T on our Home Raised Sire page for a look at one of his fine sons.
  Hnokki 00-918 white polled Iceland sire; Conformation score 84. Eye muscle 29, backfat 5 to 7, shape 4. excellent high quality wool 8.5 lustrous thick and uniform. Prolific daughters
Mori 02-935 Iceland sire,  polled moorit carries spotting; Even color, thick lustrous fleece; Excellent muscled rump. One of the best colored AI rams ever.Prolific excellent milking daughters
Rector 00-889 spotted black horned Iceland sire, conformation score 83.0 ultrasound eye muscle 42, backfat 7mm; excellent horn shape, coarse shoulders, long body, good wool short on back, daughters are prolific milkers. Best AI colored ram ever. Dam is a high milker (7.1)
Pokki 01-878 white polled, carries moorit and spotting; Conformation score 8.5, eye muscle 31, backfat 5, eye muscle 4; very excellent wool scores, prolific daughters.
  Sveppur 94-807 Iceland sire, white polled, Conformation score 86.0. especially good back and leg muscles. Excellent wool score of 8. Very prolific daughters. We have 2 fine Sveppur daughters in our flock right now and they are fabulous.
  Abel 00-890 Iceland sire white horned; excellent conformation (87.0) and wool scores (8.5). Eye muscle 32mm, backfat 4mm eye muscle shape 5. Thick lustrous high quality wool.
  Snoddi 99-896 white polled, a Sveppur son. Conformation score 84.5 eye muscle 36, backfat 6, eye shape 4; excellent wool quality score 8.5, high milking dam (8.4),  prolific daughters.
  Aboti Iceland sire 02-893, white horned, Excellent wide hornset Conformation score 82, eye muscle 28mm, backfat 5mm eye muscle 3; Very high wool quality score 9, high milking dam (7.8)
  Vidir 98-887 white horned Iceland sire with excellent wide hornset; Sire Garpur one of the best meat sires ever, calm disposition; Conformation score 82, eye muscle 32mm, shape 3, backfat 5mm excellent meat qualities. Lower than average wool score 7.5. Prolific daughters
  Nali 98-870 white horned Iceland sire; Sire Moli; Nice symmetrical hornset. Conformation score 84.5, eye muscle 33, backfat 3,eye muscle shape 4, especially good back and leg muscles. Below average wool score 7.5
  Topper 00-897 white polled Iceland sire; Conformation score 85, backfat 5, eye muscle shape 4;  excellent quality wool scores of 8.5 and 9; high milking dam (8.6), prolific daughters

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Historic Information on Iceland sires Ari--Bassi--Bjalfi--Blaevar--Eir--Laekur--Morro--Stubbur--Sveppur

AI Herd Sires used in 2002



Áll 00-868 from Hestur Experimental farm, Borgarfjarđarsveit, Borgarfjarđarsýsla.


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Áll 00-868

Lćkur 97-843

97-455

Garpur 92-808

Spóla 93-987
Lćkjarhúsum

Stólpi 96-025

93-989



Weight and measures 2001: 96 - 108 - 25,0 - 119 Please note

Points 2001: 8 - 8,5 - 9 - 8,5 - 9 - 18 - 7,5 - 8 - 8,5 = 85 points

Ultrasound 2001: Eye muscle thickness 36 mm, back fat thickness 5 mm, muscle shape 4. (S)

Description: White, horned. Beautiful head and very well curved horns. Round and muscular shoulders, broad chest and very good conformation. Strong back and extremely muscular. Very well muscled loins. Great and muscularly round shaped gigots. Straight feets. Overall harmony and total conformation superior.

Wool EE: Tan on feets and neck. A little bit of tan fibers in the fleece but no black hairs. Wool quantity little below average, rather fine thog but a bit of coarse fibers around the tail.

Results: Áll was progeny tested at Hestur Experimental Farm in 2001. His progenies were very muscular and lean. Dressing weight little below average compared to other sires in the test. Average gigot score was 4,06 which was amongst the highest (points 1-5). Carcass grading was above average and the progenies were very lean. Back muscle thickness was significantly above average and back fat thickness below average. Áll is without any doubt carrying great meat qualities and leanness on to his progenies.
Áll´s mother, 97-455, has always had twins except as a yearling and has 5,5 for milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Áll is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Susceptible.




Askur 97-835 from Svínafelli I farm, Örćfi, A-Skaftafellssýsla (bought from Hnappavellir V farm, Örćfi)


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Askur 97-835

Bútur 93-982

Hefring 94-400

Keli 89-955

85-821
Hesti

Ţéttir 91-931

Flyđra 85-021



Weight and measures 1998: 83 - 100 - 23,0 - 115 Please note

Points 1998: 8 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 8 - 8 - 17,5 - 7,5 - 8 - 8 = 82,0 points

Ultrasound 1999: Eye muscle thickness 34 mm, back fat thickness 6 mm (S)

Description: Askur is white, horned with a good looking head. Neck is short and thick, shoulders are broad and very muscular.  Chest is wide, rounded and conformation good. Askur got strong back with thik and well shaped eye muscle. Loins are broad and well muscled. Gigots are especially thick and well shaped. Feets are straight and well placed. Askur is very muscular allover with dashing appearance. He´s also very calm and easy to handle.

Wool EE: Light tan on head and feets, tan fibers here and there in the fleece especially backwards. No black hairs. Wool quantity little below average, thog rather curly but a bit coarse. Short on back.

Results: Askur has been an AI sire for last two years resulting in carrying on great conformation and carcass grading. Last year (2000) he had the highest average carcass grading of all AI sires in Iceland. His progenies tend to be to fat and he is therefore only suitable in flocks that are rather lean.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

123 77

830

101

8

-13

96


Askur´s daughter are young but sheep records show that they are prolific. His mother, Hefring 94-400, has always had twins except as a yearling. She´s often been AI´d and seven of her eight sons have been kept for breeding. She´s got 9,0 for milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Askur is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.



Bessi 99-851 from Háholt farm, Gnúpverjahreppur, Árnessýsla.


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Bessi 99-851

Moli 93-986

93-340

Vöđvi 91-161
Efri-Gegnishólum

Perla 83-288
Efri-Gegnishólum

Ás 90-468
Ásum

90-055
Steinsholti

MMF: Prúđur 85-905, MFFF: Prúđur 80-809.



Weight and measures 2000: 73 - 102 - 23 - 120 Please note

Points 2000: 8 - 8 - 9 - 8,5 - 9 - 17,5 - 8 - 8 - 8 = 84,0 points

Ultrasound 2000: Eye muscle thickness 33 mm, back fat thickness 3 mm, eye muscle shape 4 (H)

Description: Bessi is white, horned with good curving. The head is not broad. Shoulders are broad with good muscling. The chest is wide and conformation excellent. The back is muscled and broad. Loins are very muscular and gigots are excellently shaped, the muscle thick and deep. Feets are strong and well placed. Bessi has average body length and is a vigorous looking sire.

Wool EE: Tan on feets, black stripes in horns. No tan or black fibers in the fleece. Average quantity, fine thog, even and curled but a bit shorter on back. The fleece is very white and lustrous.

Results: Bessi was absolutely the best lamb sire evaluated in South Iceland in the autumn 1999. Bessi was progeny tested by SOUTHRAM in 2000 and he was superior compared to the other sires in the test. In male lamb comparison he scored 115 points for meat qualities, 131 points for lambs or 122 points in total score. He carries on weight, excellent carcass grading and leanness.
Bessi confirmed his excellent qualities in lamb evaluations this autumn by carrying on superb eye muscle thickness and muscle shape, leanness, great gigot muscling and excellent carcass grading.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

120 113

37

113

 

 

 

Bessi´s mother, 93-340 from Steinsholt farm, had 7,1 for milking abilities, and produced singles twice and twice twins after she was bought to Háholt farm. Bessi is son of Moli 93-986 which was and is one of Iceland´s top breeding AI sires.

Color inheritance: Bessi homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Susceptible.




Dalur 97-838 from Heydalsá farm (B.G.), Kirkjubólshreppur, Strandasýsla (bought from Gröf farm in Broddaneshreppur)


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Dalur 97-838

Ţyrill 94-399

92-134

Viđar 93-362

87-457

Safír 91-252

80-039

MFF. Tumi 90-936, FMFF and MMMF. Moli 83-901



Weight and measures 1998: 84 - 106 - 24,0 - 123 Please note

Points 1998: 8 - 8 - 8 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 17 - 8,5 - 8 - 8 = 82,5 points

Ultrasound 1998: Eye muscle thickness 31 mm. (S)

Description: Dalur white, polled with broad and good looking head. The neck is short and broad, shoulders broad and muscled. The chest is average and conformation very good. The back is broad, flat and well shaped and muscled. The loins are not long but broad and very muscular. Gigots are well shaped and thick. Feets are straight and well placed. Dalur is not longbodied but with good overall harmony. Dalur is vigorously looking and exceptionally calm and easy.

Wool EE: Completely white with no tan fibers, very woollish with very thick thel and great fleece. Lustrous. Medium coarse thog and even allover the fleece. No black fibers.

Results: Dalur was progeny tested at Gröf farm in 1998; eye muscle thickness 22,7 mm (S), back fat 2,9 mm, thighs 16,0 points, meat qualities 6,88 points, leanness 5,88 points and dressing weight 17,89 kg. Dalur has proven himself as an excellent meat qualities carrier and is one of the best polled AI sire ever known.
Dalur is exceptionally calm and relaxed as his progenies seem to inherit.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Carcass grading Fat 
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

105 128

308

104

78

+24

108


First indication of his daughters are that they are prolific and heavy milkers. Sheep records from spring 2001 show excellent daughters prolificacy.

Color inheritance: Dalur
is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.




Fengur 97-863 from Ţykkavabćr farm (H.J.), Skaftárhreppur, V-Skaft.


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Fengur 97-863

Mjaldur 93-985

Bók 94-122

Ţéttir 91-931

Hringja 91-123
Tóftum

Forkur 93-444

Kóróna 88-654



Weight and measures 1998: 98 - 108 - 25,5 - 123 Please note

Points 1998: 8 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 17,5 - 8 - 8 - 8,5 = 85,0 points

Ultrasound 1998: Eye muscle thickness 41 mm, back fat thickness 6 mm. (H)

Description: White, horned.
Very vigorous head and good horn curving. Broad neck, coarse shoulders but muscular, wide chest and great conformation. Strong back and broad and muscular loins. Gigots are muscled and well shaped. Strong feets. Longbodied and powerful ram.

Wool EE: Light tan on neck and feets with a moorit spot on rear leg.
Very few tan fibers in fleece but no black hairs. Great wool quantity, medium fine thog and a beautyful and evenly distributed fiberlength allover the fleece.

Results:
Fengur was progeny tested (along with 11 other rams) at Kirkjubćjarklaustur farm in 2001 where he came out superior to all other rams in the test. His progenies have great conformation, thick eye muscle (25,4 mm, test average 24,5 mm), great gigots, varying wool qualities. For carcass grading he scored 140 with a good leanness to.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

115 101

(205

100

 20

-13

96


Fengur´s mother has always had twins and got 4,6 for milking abilities.

Color inheritance:
Fengur is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Susceptible.



Flotti 98-850 from Grímsstađir farm, V-Landeyjar, Rangárvallasýsla.


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Flotti 98-850

Bútur 93-982

96-612

Keli 89-955

85-4821

Gráni 95-157

95-515

FMF: Höđur 84-836, MFFF: Ţröstur 85-912.



Weight and measures 1999: 87 - 105 - 25 - 122 Please note

Points 1999: 8 - 8 - 8,5 - 9,5 - 9 - 18 - 7,5 - 8 - 8 = 84,5 points

Ultrasound 1999: Eye muscle thickness 40 mm, back fat thickness 4 mm, eye muscle shape 5. (H)

Description: Flotti is white and horned, very good looking with well curved horns. The neck is extremely broad and well connected to broad and muscled shoulders. Great conformation and wide chest. Excellent back muscling. Great muscling on loins. Powerful gigots with thick, rounded and deep muscle. Very strong feets and well placed. Flotti is exceptionally good looking sire.

Wool EE: "Light tan on head and tail with tan fibers scattered around the fleece. One black spot on back. Average quantity, rather little thel, the thog short on back but even elsewhere in the fleece and nicely curved allover."

Results: Flotti was champion sire of Rangárvallasýsla 1999. He was progeny tested at Grímsstađir Farm in 1999 scoring 149 points for meat qualities, 154 points for lambs and 152 points in total score. He was absolutely superior compared to the other rams in the test:

 

Rams
no. 12

Eye muscle
thickn.

Eye muscle
shape

Conf.
points

Thighs
points

Wool
points

Grad.
meat

Grad.
fat

Dressing
weight,kg

Weight,
kg

Flotti 98-850

27,7

3,8

2,6

16,4

7,9

8,09

6,44

15,13

38,1

Average

25,2

3,1

2,9

16,4

8,0

7,30

7,04

16,27

40,3


Flotti carries on great meat classification and gigots. Great number of Flotti´s progenies were evaluated this autumn
resulting in great eye muscle thickness with good shape. On the other hand gigot muscling is just above average. Flotti´s progenies are very dashing and vigorously looking and he´s got good breeding indexes (BLUP) for both carcass and fat grading.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

113 109

(113

100

 16

+12

103


Flotti´s mother, 96-612, was polled grey mouflon which died in 1998 so info concerning her are limited

Color inheritance: Flotti
is heterozygous white carrying grey, moorit and spotted.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.




Glćr 97-861 from Helluvađ farm, Rangárvellir, Rangárvallasýsla


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Glćr 97-861

Fantur 95-244

Dyrgja 92-295

Flekkur 89-965

92-310

Magni 86-924

Álft 90-258



Weight and measures 1998: 90 - 110 - 24,0 - 121 Please note

Points 1998: 8 - 9 - 9 - 8,5 - 9 - 17,5 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 8,5 = 86,5 points

Ultrasound 1998: Eye muscle thickness 37 mm, back fat thickness 7 mm. (H)

Description:
White, polled. Very broad and vigorous head. Short and thick neck excellently connected to broad and muscular shoulders. Chest is wide and conformation good. Back is broad and rounded. Loins broad and very well muscled. Rounded and well shaped gigot muscle with great muscling. Feets are straight. Glćr is fresh looking, powerful ram with a good overall harmony.

Wool EE: White with no tan fibers. Great wool, lustrous and quantity well above average. Thog a bit coarse and little shorter on back. Good and soft thel.

Results:
Glćr isn´t progeny tested but has been noticed for great offspring carcass grading and good performance of his sons. Glćr has great breeding index for carcass grading (127) which is in good combination with carcass grading of his offsprings.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Carcass grading Fat 
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

127 96

(147

100

14

0

100)


Glćr´s daughters are promising. His mother was very prolific, produced twins as a yearling and after that always twins except once triplets with 5,2 for milking abilities.

Color inheritance: Glćr is heterozygous white, most likely not carrying moorit, but carries spotted.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.



Hćngur 98-848 from Nýpugarđar farm, Mýrar, A-Skaftafellssýsla.


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Hćngur 98-848

Garpur 92-808

Lođna 96-055

Hrókur 88-198
Lćkjarhúsum

Varta 89-829
Lćkjarhúsum

Simbi 95-010

Dúđa 94-014

FMFF: Aron 83-825, MFFF: Ţéttir 91-931.



Weight and measures 1999: 103 - 118 - 25 - 123 Please note

Points 1999: 8 - 8 - 9,5 - 8,5 - 9,5 - 17,5 - 8 - 8 - 8,5 = 85,5 points

Ultrasound 1999: Eye muscle thickness 37 mm, back fat thickness 13 mm, eye muscle shape 3. (H)

Description: Hćngur is white, horned, tan on head and feets. Head is vigorous. Shoulders a bit coarse but very muscular. Chest is extremely wide and conformation great. Back is strong, broad and muscular. Loins are broad and muscled. Gigots are well shaped, the muscle big and rounded. Strong and straight feets. Hćngur is extremely muscular and longbodied sire.

Wool EE: Tan on head and feets with tan fibers scattered around the fleece. All colurs can be expected on Hćngur´s progenies including spotted. Average quantity, rather shortwoolled with little thel on back. The thog rather fine but short. No black fibers were found.

Results: Hćngur was judged champion sire of A-Skaftafellssýsla in 1999 and awarded as such. He was progeny tested at Nýpugarđar farm that autumn with following result: 142 points for meat qualities, 94 points for lambs and 118 points total score.
Hćngur has produced lot of great lambs this year with good eye muscle thickness. He carries on leannes as other son´s of Garpur 92-808.
Carcass grading is great as well as his breeding index for meat qualities (130).

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

130 105

81

108

9

-17

97


Hćngur
hasn´t proven himself according to daughters abilities and prolificacy but his mother always had twins except her yearling year when she had a single. 

Color inheritance: Hćngur is heterozygous white, not carrying moorit or spotted
.
Scrapie resistance genotype: In testing.



Hörvi 99-856 from Melar I farm, Árneshreppur, Strandasýsla


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Hörvi 99-856

Spakur 98-060

Signý 95-136

Spónn 94-993

Hönk 89-719

Vöđvi 94-749

Fjöl 90-771



Weight and measures 2000: 85 - 107 - 25,0 - 116 Please note

Points 2000: 8 - 8,5 - 9 - 8,5 - 9 - 17,5 - 8,5 - 8 - 8 = 85,0 points

Ultrasound 1998: Eye muscle thickness 33 mm, back fat thickness 4 mm. (S)

Description:
Hörvi is white, polled, with good looking head, short and broad neck which connects excellently to his body. Shoulders are broad and muscular and conformation good. Back is broad, flat and muscled, loins are well shaped and muscular, gigots thick with well shaped muscles. Strong feets and straight. Average body length.

Wool EE: White with no tan fibers, woollish, coarse thog but lots of thel.
No black hairs.

Results:
Hörvi was progeny tested in 2000 at Melar 1 farm with another 12 rams. He scored 94 for meat qualities and 105 for ultrasound. His offspring carcass grading was very good, meaty lambs and lean, average dressing weight 17,7 kg. In 2001 very good progenies of Hörvi were evaluated, main characteristics tended to be good overall conformation and great wool.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Carcass grading Fat 
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

114 100

(33

95)

 

 

 


Hörvi has no records of daughters yet but his mother has always produced twins.

Color inheritance: Hörvi
is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.



Kani 98-864 from Hamar farm, Gaulverjabćjarhreppur, Árnessýsla.


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Kani 98-864

Mölur 95-812

Snegla 94-256

Svađi 94-998

91-776
Hesti

Vísir 91-001

Botna 89-081

FFF: Hörvi 92-972, FMF. Deli 90-944, FMMF. Sindri 80-834.



Weight and measures 1999: 84 - 102 - 24,5 - 124 Please note

Points 1999: 8 - 8 - 8 - 8,5 - 8 - 16,5 - 7 - 8 - 8 = 80,0 points

Ultrasound 1999: Eye muscle thickness 39 mm, back fat thickness 4 mm, eye muscle shape 4. (H)

Description:
Moorit mouflon, horned. Powerful head with good horn curving. Shoulders a bit coarse but chest is wide and conformation good. Back is broad, strong and muscular. Good loin muscling. Gigots above average and straight and strong feets. Good looking ram.

Wool EE:
Little bit greyish in the fleece and starting to lighten. Medium wool quantity, medium thog and good thel, fine and soft. Woollish.

Results: Kani
was progeny tested at hamar farm in 2000. His result was well over average, scoring 116 for ultrasound scanning and 111 for carcass grading. His progenies were lean with good conformation though dressing weight was below average in the test. Kani´s progenies have very good carcass grading.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

106 98

(36

94)

 

 

 


No daughters of kani are on records yet but his mother is prolific, always had twins except twice, as a yearling and once more since. She´s got 6,8 for milking abilities.


Color inheritance:
Kani is heterozygous mouflon, homozygous moorit and carries spotted.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Susceptible.




Ljómi 98-865 from Brautartunga farm, Árborg, Árnessýsla.


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Ljómi 98-865

Ađall 97-012

Rissa 97-243

Hnykill 96-180
Efri-Gegnishólum

96-447
Efri-Gegnishólum

Surtur 95-011

Snćlda 89-124

FFF: Peli 94-810, FFMF. Fóli 88-911, MFFF. Ţéttir 91-931.



Weight and measures 1999: 75 - 101 - 25,0 - 114 Please note

Points 1999: 8 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 8,5 - 17 - 8 - 8 - 8,5 = 83,0 points

Ultrasound 1999: Eye muscle thickness 40 mm, back fat thickness 5 mm, eye muscle shape 4. (H)

Description: White and horned. Good looking head with rather coarse and narrowly curved horns. Thick and short neck, good shoulder muscling, rather narrow chest but conformation above average. Adequately muscled back and good loin muscling. Great gigots, straight and well placed feets. Longbodied ram with good conformation.

Wool EE: Light tan on feets with some tan fibers in the fleece. Small black spots in face but no black hairs in the fleece. Thog rather short and a bit thin thel, wool quantity below average.

Results: Ljómi was progeny tested along with 5 other superb rams from Árnessýsla at Háholt farm in 2001. He resulted best with progenies below average in dressing weight but great conformation, thick eye muscle and excellent gigot muscling. Ultrasound scanning score was 137 for felmale lambs and 132 for ram lambs. For carcass grading he scored 118. Leanness was much better than other rams in the test. At Brautartunga farm Ljómi´s ofsprings have been heavy with good conformation as well as great carcass grading.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

121 82

(40

105

+6

100)


First indications of Ljómi´s daughters are positive regarding prolificacy and milking abilities. Ljómi´s mother is prolific, produced single as yearling and twins after that except triplets last spring. She has 9,1 for milking abilities which is superb.


Color inheritance:
Ljómi is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.


Ljóri 95-828 from Ţóroddsstađir farm, Hrútafjörđur, V-Húnavatnssýsla


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Ljóri 95-828

Hörvi 92-972

89-959

Krappur 87-885
Hesti

89-456
Hesti

Brjánn 84-051

86-652

MMF. Stakkur 79-975.



Weight and measures 1996: 89 - 101 - 25 - 118 Please note

Points 1996: 8 - 8,5 - 7,5 - 9 - 8,5 - 17,5 - 8 - 8 - 8 = 82,5 points

Ultrasound 1995: Eye muscle thickness 26 mm, back fat thickness 2 mm. (S)

Description:
Ljóri is white and horned. Head is hard looking, broad neck and shoulders. Average conformation. Back is muscular and loins and gigots well muscled. Feets are straight and well placed. Ljóri is a muscular ram with hard temperament and great meat qualities.

Wool EE: Tan on feets and tan fibers can be found in the fleece.
Small black spot on neck but no black hairs in the fleece. Medium wool quantity, even distribution allover and medium thog fineness.

Results:
Ljóri has been progeny tested several times, first at Ţóroddsstađir farm in 1996. There he got great results, scored 132 (average=100). His progenies had thickest eye muscle, most leanness, average gigots and very good wool. They also performed very well in carcass grading. Ljóri was also progeny tested in 1997 and 1998 confirming his progenies excellent meat qualities.
It´s not adviced to use Ljóri except where you get a good dressing weight because else they tend not to be mature enough. He carries on great leanness as can be seen on his fat grading index (137). He fit´s excellently in flocks where fat is a problem

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

100 137

636

101

157

0

103


Ljóri´s daughters are prolific and seem to be heavy milkers as well. Records from spring 2001 show excellent prolificacy of Ljóri´s daughters which have not been calculated into indexes.

Color inheritance:
Ljóri is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.



Prestur 94-823 from Bakki farm, Bakkafjörđur


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Prestur 94-823

Greifi

Mókolla

Glćsir
Gunnarsstöđum

Surtla

Móglćsir
Vopnafirđi

Svört
Gunnarsstöđum



Description: Prestur er black, horned with white collar. He is long legged and with coarse shoulders. He is calm and well trained leader sire.

Arfgerđargreining v/riđusmits: Risk.



Sekkur 97-836 from Hestur Experimental farm, Borgarfjörđur.


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Sekkur 97-836

Posi 96-032

92-861

Kyllir 93-991

92-788

Stikill 91-970

85-821

FMF. Oddi 85-922, MFFF. Sindri 80-834.



Weight and measures 1998: 86 - 105 - 24,5 - 120 Please note

Points 1998: 8 - 8,5 - 9 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 17 - 7,5 - 8 - 8 = 82,5 points

Ultrasound 1998: Eye muscle thickness 31 mm. (S)

Description:
Sekkur is white, coarse horned with vigorous head. Neck is short and thick, shoulders a bit coarse but wide chest and excellent conformation. Back is broad, rounded and very well muscled. Loins are muscular and gigots very good. Feets are straight and well placed. Sekkur has good harmony and bodylength, strong conformation and dashing look.

Wool EE: Tan on head and feets with tan fibers on loins.
No black hairs. Thog is short in back and coarse on sides.

Results:
Sekkur was progeny tested at Hestur Experimental farm in 1998 with magnificent performance. Eye muscle thickness was well over 1 mm above average, conformation and gigot scoring were also well over average. Sekkur´s progenies are usually shortlegged with great conformation and gigot muscling. Eye muscle is also very well shaped but he scored 4 when average was 3,5. Muscle shape score is 1-5 where 5 is best. Sekkur has noticeably good breeding index for fat grading, 112.
Great number of Sekkur´s progenies were evaluated this autumn confirming that Sekkur carries on very thick and well shaped eye muscle. Carcass grading has been very good, both regarding meat and fat. Sekkur is absolutely on of the best breeding sires from Hestur Experimental farm.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

106 112

526

100

 

 

 


Sekkur´s daughters at Hestur Experimental farm have average prolificacy but are good milkers. Spring records 2001 show average daughter prolificacy.


Color inheritance:
Sekkur is heterozygous white, but doesn´t carry moorit or spotted.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.



Sónar 97-860 from Smáhamrar farm, Kirkjubólshreppur, Strandasýsla.


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Sónar 97-860

Eir 96-840

93-702

Kópur 95-825

92-658

Gnýr 91-967

88-387

 



Weight and measures 1998: 94 - 110 - 25,5 - 122 Please note

Points 1998: 8 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 8,5 - 17 - 8 - 8 - 8 = 83,0 points

Ultrasound 1998: Eye muscle thickness 31 mm, back fat thickness 11 mm. (S)

Description:
White, polled. Broad and vigorous head with a black spot on lower lip. Extremely broad and muscular shoulders, wide chest and great conformation. Broad and strong back but rather flat. Magnificently broad, well shaped and muscular loins. Superb gigot muscling. Strong feets.Outstanding ram, powerful, longbodied and vigorous.

Wool EE: Light tan on head and very few tan fibers in the fleece.
Black spots in the fleece. Wool quantity reaches medium, thog both fine and coarse and not long. Shortwoolled in back, average thel quantity.

Results:
Sónar was progeny tested in 2001 with another 11 rams at Húsavík farm in Kirkjubólshreppur. Sónar came out in top scoring 146 for carcass grading and great ultrasound results as well. His progenies were shortlegged with better conformation than other rams progenies. The years before Sónar had shown similar esults in progeny tests at Smáhamrar farm. His progenies have proven to be exceptionally good looking, with great conformation and carcass grading.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Carcass grading Fat 
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

106 116

86

102

6

+25

104


First indication on Sónar´s daughters are very promising. Sónar´s mother was very prolific with 6,4 for milking abilities.


Color inheritance: Sónar
is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.


Spónn 98-849 from Ytri-Skógar farm, A-Eyjafjallahreppur, Rangárvallasýsla.


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Spónn 98-849

Glađur 96-085

Stássa 97-015

Gáski 93-025

Gleđi 94-864

Moli 93-986

Embla 91-718

FFF: Galsi 88-929, MMFF: Strammi 83-833.



Weight and measures 1999: 77 - 106 - 23 - 111 Please note

Points 1999: 8 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 8,5 - 18 - 8 - 8 - 8 = 84,5 points

Ultrasound 1999: Eye muscle thickness 33 mm, back fat thickness 7 mm, eye muscle shape 5. (H)

Description: Spónn is white and horned. Head is powerful, neck is short and broad. Spónn has broad shoulders. Muscling is great and conformation extreme. Backmuscling great and loins muscled but not long. Gigots are muscled with thick and deep muscle. Feets are well placed. Spónn is very shortlegged and shortbodied with great overall muscling.

Wool EE: Light tan on head and feets and tan fibers back on loins but not elsewhere in the fleece. Two black spots on the back. Wool quantity above average and medium fine thog and adequately even except a bit short on back.

Results: Spónn was 3rd champion sire of Rangárvallasýsla in 1999. He was progeny tested at Ytri-Skógar farm scoring 115 points for meat qualities, 120 points for lambs and 120 points in total score:

 

Rams
no. 12

Eye muscle
thickn.

Eye muscle
shape

Conf.
points

Gigots
points

Wool
points

Grad.
meat

Grad.
fat

Dressing
weight,kg

Weight,
kg

Spónn 98-849

27,9

3,3

3,0

17,3

7,8

8,69

6,54

15,86

40,0

Average

26,7

3,4

2,7

16,7

7,7

7,43

5,79

14,96

38,8


As the figures show Spónn carries on great meat classification and gigots. His progenies also have great eye muscle thickness (27,9 mm).
Lamb evaluations have confirmed that Spónn carries on great conformation and meat qualities.
His progenies have extremely thick eye muscle with great shape along with superb gigot muscling. Wool qualities are well above average. It´s quite clear that Spónn improves conformation, carcass grading and wool significantly.

 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

135 100

(71

102

 4

-23

98)


Spónn
´s mother has twice produced twins and singles twice, a yearling the first time. Spónn´s daughters are young but seem to be prolific.

Color inheritance: Spónn is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Susceptible.



Stapi 98-866 from Oddgeirshólar farm, Hraungerđishreppur, Árnessýsla (bought from Háholt farm, Gnúpverjahreppur, Árnessýsla).


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Stapi 98-866

Stubbur 95-815

Fjóla 96-651

Mjöđur 93-813

Rjúpa 92-237

Mjaldur 93-985

Dóra 90-049

FFF: Galsi 88-929, MFF. Ţéttir 91-931, MMF. Tenór 85-906.



Weight and measures 1999: 81 - 102 - 23,0 - 116 Please note

Points 1999: 8 - 8,5 - 9 - 8 - 9 - 17,5 - 8 - 8 - 7,5 = 83,5 points

Ultrasound 1999: Eye muscle thickness 33 mm, back fat thickness 4 mm, eye muscle shape 3. (H)

Description:
White and horned. Nice looking with good horn curving. Very thick neck and broad and muscular shoulders, averagely wide chest and good conformation. Strong and broad back. Short, broad and very muscled loins. Very well shaped gigots with great muscling. Feets straight and well placed. Body length shorter than average but overall harmony very good.

Wool EE: Light tan on feets and tail but very few tan fibers in the fleece. No black hairs. Very woollish ram with rather long thog and very thick thel.


Results: Stapi was progeny tested in 2000 and again in 2001 at Háholt farm along with 5 other superb ram from Árnessýsla. He was also progeny tested in 1999. Results from all these progeny tests have in common that Stapi´s progenies show great carcass grading both regarding meat and fat grading. In lamb evaluation his progenies have had outstanding gigot muscling but eye muscle thickness is average. Stapi´s progenies have the same qualities as his siblings (progenies of Stubbur 95-815).

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

114 116

(65

97

2 

+26

104)


Stapi has no daughter records but his mother had single when yearling and twins after that. She has 6,4 for milking abilities.

Color inheritance:
Stapi is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.


Styrmir 98-852 from Trađir farm, Stađarsveit, Snćfellsnes (bought from Eiríkur Helgason, Stykkishólmur).


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Styrmir 98-852

Spónn 94-993

Kolla 96-009

Askur 93-992

89-447

Hnykkur 91-958

Eyrnalaus f.´93



Weight and measures 1999: 77 - 98 - 24,5 - 116 Please note

Points 1999: 8 - 8 - 8,5 - 8 - 8,5 - 17,5 - 7,5 - 8 - 8,5 = 82,5 points

Ultrasound 1999: Eye muscle thickness 30 mm, back fat thickness 8 mm, eye muscle shape 3. (S)

Description: Styrmir is white and polled. Head is short, broad and vigorous. Neck is short and broad, shoulders broad and muscular. Chest is wide and conformation exceptionally good. Back is broad and muscular. Loins are not long but very muscular and well shaped. Gigots are thick, rounded and well shaped. Styrmir is rather longbodied and got dashing look.

Wool EE: Tan on head, feets and tail. Lots of tans fibers allover the fleece. Average quantity and medium fine thog. Lustrous fleece with no black fibers.

Results: Styrmir was progeny tested at Hjarđarfell farm in 2000 along with four other sires and proved to be superior. He scored 114 points for meat qualities, 124 points for lambs, total score 119 points. Dressing weight 16,6 kg, meat classification 9,7 and leanness 8,3.
Styrmir carries on great carcass grading which has been confirmed in lamb evaluations this autumn where he has produced very thick and well shaped eye muscle along with excellent gigot muscling.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGHTERS

Carcass grading Fat 
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

122 97

(55

103

1

0

100)


Styrmir´s mother, Kolla 96-009, has always had twins even as a yearling. His grandmother also always had twins. 

Color inheritance: Styrmir is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Susceptible.



Sunni 96-830 from Sveinungsvík farm, Svalbarđshreppur, N-Ţingeyjasýsla


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Sunni 96-830

Ólsen 95-590

Ófeig 90-021

Gosi 91-945

Spök 88-838

Jón Páll 89-455
Holti

Rut 87-001
Holti

FFF: Galsi 88-929, MFF: Aron 83-825.



Weight and measures 1998: 94 - 104 - 23,5 - 120 Please note

Points 1998: 8 - 8,5 - 8 - 9 - 8,5 - 17 - 7,5 - 8 - 7,5 = 82,0 points

Ultrasound 1997: Eye muscle thickness 35 mm, back fat 2 mm ()

Description: Sunni is white and horned. Head isn´t broad, neck and shoulders muscled and average conformation. Back is well muscled as the loins and gigots. Feets are straight. Sunni is a finely built sheep and has extremely strong back. He is rather shortbodied.

Wool EE: Tan on head and feets with tan fibers allover the fleece. Average quantity and adequate fineness. Shortwoolled on the back. No black hairs were found.

Results: Sunni was progeny tested at Sveinungsvík Farm in 1997 and again in 1998 with a excellent result of scoring 137 and 119 points for meat qualities and lambs. His progenies proved to have thick eye muscle and well formed and muscular gigots. Eye muscle thickness came out 27,5 mm (H), back fat 2,8 mm, thighs 16,2 points, meat grading 8,41 points and dressing weight 16,41 kg.
Carcass grading of Sunni´s progenies is very good.
Lamb evaluations have shown excellent eye muscle thickness and great shape on Sunni´s progenies. 
Dćtur Sunna eru í međallagi frjósamar. Rétt er ađ vekja athygli á ţví ađ Sunni er fyrsti afkomandi Gosa 91-945 sem kemur til notkunar á Suđurlandi. 

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

112 94

829

100

156

-1

101


Sunni´s daughters are average prolific and good milkers.

Color inheritance: Sunni is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.


Teigur 96-862 from Teigur farm (J.J.), Fljótshlíđ, Rangárvallasýsla.


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Teigur 96-862

Glampi 93-984

93-338

Bođi 91-308
Oddgeirshólum

Týra 88-849
Odgeirshólum

Garpur 92-435

92-207

FFF. and MMF. Gođi 89-928, FMF. Kokkur 85-870, MFF. Lykill 88-926.



Weight and measures 1997: 87 - 108 - 23,5 - 117 Please note

Points 1996: 8 - 8,5 - 7,5 - 9 - 8,5 - 17,5 - 8 - 8 - 8 = 82,5 points

Ultrasound 1996: Eye muscle thickness 38 mm, back fat thickness 5 mm. (H)

Description: White and horned.
Broad and vigorous head, rather coarse horns. Neck is thick, shoulders little bit coarse but very well muscled, wide chest and good conformation. Very strong back with good muscling and long and muscular loins. Powerful gigots. Strong and straight feets. Longbodied ram with good harmony.

Wool EE: Tan on feets and tan fiber can be found in the fleece but no black hairs.
Shortwoolled, average wool quantity.

Results:
Teigur performed very well in progeny testing in 2000 with highest scoring of 5 rams. He scored 113,7 and his progenies had especially good conformation and gigots. Carcass grading has been excellent. Teigur has magnificent pedigree with long bloodline of AI sires.

Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

100 137

636

101

157

0

103


Very few of Teigur´s are on records yet but his mother always produced twins except a single when she was yearling. She died two years ago and had 9,1 for milking abilities which is great.

Color inheritance:
Teigur is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Neutral.



Vinur 99-867 from Vođmúlastađir farm, A-Landeyjar, Rangárvallasýsla.


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Vinur 99-867

Garpur 92-808

97-008

Hrókur 88-198
Lćkjarhúsum

Varta 88-929
Lćkjarhúsum

Mjaldur 93-985

92-007

FMFF. Aron 83-825, MMFF. Steinn 81-864, MMMF. Strammi 83-833.



Weight and measures 2000: 79 - 104 - 25,0 - 115 Please note

Points 2000: 8 - 8 - 9 - 8 - 8,5 - 17,5 - 8 - 8 - 8 = 83,0 points

Ultrasound 2000: Eye muscle thickness 29 mm, back fat thickness 5 mm, eye muscle shape 4. (H)

Description:
White and horned. Good looking head but a bit narrow horn curving. Little coarseness on shoulders, chest wide and good conformation. Strong and excellently muscled back. Loins well shaped and muscled. Great gigots. Feets straight. Nice looking ram with average bodylength.

Wool EE: Tan on feets and neck but very little of tan fibers in the fleece. Small black spots on ears but no black hairs in the fleece. Wool quantity above average and very good thel:thog ratio. Spots with coarse thog.

Results: Vinur progenies have shown magnificent carcass grading as can be seen on figures. He has 108 for lambs and carcass grading index is 143 which is the top index for that quality in Iceland. Lamb evaluation has showed good eye muscle thickness, good muscle shape and great gigots. As other Garpur´s sons he carries on leanness as well as great meat qualities.


Sheep breeding records (local figures in parentheses)

BLUP

LAMBS

DAUGTHERS

Carcass
grading
Fat
grading

Number

Score

Prod. years

Prolificacy

Score

143 104

(21

108

 

 

 


Vinur´s mother had single when yearling, twins since then, with 5,8 for milking abilities.

Color inheritance:
Vinur is homozygous white.
Scrapie resistance genotype: Susceptible.