2. Society – Rights and Obligations
a) The Society shall maintain one or more registers as follows:
i. A register of the particulars of the pedigree, status and performance of eligible Aubrac pedigree cattle here after known as the “Animals”. (1 or more)
ii. Such information as the Council may from time to time decide.
b) The Society shall have the right to maintain a computerised record of member’s transactions with the Society, and reserve the right to penalise members found in breach of procedures vital to the accurate maintenance and integrity of the Herd Book of the Society.
c) The Society if they so desire, may provide for Associate, Overseas or Commercial breeder, but these shall not enjoy the voting rights of the full members as under the articles of the Society.
d) The Council may from time to time set or make changes to the fees or penalties i.e. for membership, prefix, registration (homebred or imported), late notification penalties, embryo registration, export certification and transfer and any other current fees in force.
e) The Breeding Programme may be altered by the Council from time to time provided Council Members shall have received notification of the intention to propose an amendment at the same time as notification of the relevant Council meeting is received. Any alterations, addition, deletion or other amendment of these Breeding Programme rules shall be notified to each member within four weeks of the change being approved by the Council.
f) Such inspectors/Scorers as required by these regulations will be appointed by the society or any Society approved third party (for example ICBF, French Herd Book) Such inspectors/ scorers must have received full and regular training, have compete knowledge and understanding of the breed, be impartial and fair and work in agreement with the rules of the Society. The Society shall appoint as many inspectors/scorers as deemed necessary at any point in time. The Society reserves the right to dismiss any inspector/scorer who does not follow these rules. Any breeder who should have a justified grievance with the scoring of an animal can appeal to the Council on receipt of the scoring results to get this scoring re-examined by an independent qualified party. Expenses occurred shall be at the charge of the breeder.
g) All breeding females must be genotyped and parentage verified before sale. Excepts may be considered by council.
h) Should any question arise concerning the meaning, interpretation or application of these byelaws, the decision of the Board shall be binding.
3. Non Discrimination The Society shall operate in a non-discriminatory fashion towards its members.