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Cattle withdrawn from Limousin herdbook

The British Limousin Cattle Society has withdrawn animals from its herdbook.

It has published a 15-strong list with the names and tag numbers of cattle carrying the Mereside prefix.

A spokesperson on behalf of the BLCS council of management advised that all use of the animals (on the list) for pedigree breeding, including the use of semen, embryos, and oocytes, should cease with immediate effect until further notice.

“These animals are first-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 They have, therefore, been withdrawn from the herdbook.”

The society issued a statement on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022, following what it described as “instructions from DEFRA”.

Limousin cattle withdrawn

MERESIDE LORENZO UK 201316/101812
MERESIDE LADYBIRD UK 201316/401794
MERESIDE LAWBREAKER UK 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
Pedigree status 

Continuing, the spokesperson said:

“Whilst seeking urgent clarification from DEFRA, it is the society’s 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 said it understands that this is “extremely” concerning for “many” members.

It added that it is “working hard” in the “best interests” of all members.

The society claims that it does not have any further information available at the time of writing.

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