Members will shortly be recieving a mailing asking for their thoughts on the Importation of Australian Semen. Council are behind the idea, knowing that it will bring in new genetics and it will also help to enhance the commercial traits of the breed. Council are also looking to introduce an Appendix Scheme this year, which will allow a first cross ewe (eg. Border x Texel) to be bred up to a purebred within 4 generations of crossing back to the Border. Please find attached further details of these ideas and Council would welcome your views on the matter, which can be done by completing the attached reply slip or emailing the secretary firstname.lastname@example.org . Many thanks for your help!