Dear Society Member,

Following instruction from DEFRA the society is issuing this statement to our members.

All USE of the following animals for Pedigree breeding including the use of semen, embryos and oocytes should CEASE with immediate effect until further notice from the Society. These animals are 1st generation progeny bred from a batch of imported semen from Jacot 36-94-005-555 which DEFRA has concern over.  They have therefore been withdrawn from the herdbook.

MERESIDE LORENZO      UK 201316/101812
MERESIDE LADYBIRD     UK 201316/401794
MERESIDE LAWBREAKERUK 201316/201813
MERESIDE LEAHMARIE UK 201316/301814
MERESIDE LEGOLAS       UK 201316/301863
MERESIDE LIONHEART  UK 201316/301807
MERESIDE LISAMARIE   UK 201316/601817
MERESIDE LONGBOW   UK 201316/401822
MERESIDE LUCINDA       UK 201316/101833
MERESIDE LYNMARIE    UK 201316/401815
MERESIDE OLILY              UK 201316/302087
MERESIDE OPHELIE        UK 201316/602083
MERESIDE ORANGINA  UK 201316/702084
MERESIDE OUTLAW       UK 201316/702070
MERESIDE OZARK           UK 201316/102085

Whilst seeking urgent clarification from DEFRA, it is the Society‚Äôs present understanding that All EXISTING PROGENY & DESCENDANTS that are currently in the herdbook from the above will REMAIN as full pedigree animals in the herdbook subject to meeting the usual herdbook requirements.  PROGENY BORN ON OR AFTER 22/12/2021 CANNOT CURRENTLY be registered, but they can be birth notified in the usual manner. The Society is seeking clarity on the wider situation and all members will be kept informed.

The Council of Management understand that this is extremely concerning for many members and is working hard in the best interests of all members. Whilst the Society does not have further information available at this time, if you are directly affected by this matter and would like to discuss it, please get in touch.

Sent on behalf of the BLCS Council of Management

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