Membership in the Composite Dairy Cattle Registry is open to any individual, partnership / syndicate or corporation, or to youth that are under 21 years of age of good repute in North America, (United States and Canada), actively engaged in the breeding, owning and handling of dairy cattle or semen thereof.
Types of Memberships
General Membership. Regular members are defined as individuals 21 years of age or older, a firm (farm, ranch or other enterprise), Partnership / Syndicate or Corporation. General Members shall be assessed annual dues at a fee that is determined by the Composite Dairy Cattle Registry and listed on the membership form and the Fee Schedule - Order Form supplied by the Registry.
Junior Members. Junior members are defined as individuals under 21 years of age. Junior membership expires on the 21st birthday of the member, but the individual may finish out the membership year as a Junior Member. Junior members shall be assessed annual dues at a fee that is determined by the Composite Dairy Cattle Registry and listed on the membership form and the Fee Schedule - Order Form supplied by the Registry.
Associate Breeder. Associate Breeders is for those whose religious beliefs prohibit them from joining as a General Member.
General Members, Junior Members and Associate Breeders are entitled to register and transfer cattle, and do other business with the Composite Dairy Cattle Registry at member rates.
General Members are allowed voting privileges should an issue that the Registry feels that the membership should have a vote or opinion. Each General Membership shall have 1 vote. Junior Members and Associate Breeders are ineligible for voting privileges.
All memberships are non-transferable, except as provided in the rules and regulations relating to the death of a member.
The fee for all classes of membership shall be that fee established from time to time by the Composite Dairy Cattle Registry. Such fee may vary according to classes of membership, but shall be uniform within each class. Each member must pay, within the time and on the conditions set by the Registry, the fees for membership.
Members in Good Standing
Members who have paid the required fees in accordance with these Rules and Regulations and who are not suspended shall be considered members in good standing.
Termination/Suspension of Membership
A membership shall terminate on occurrence of any of the following events:
- Resignation of the member.
- Expiration of the period of membership, unless the membership is renewed on the renewal terms fixed by the Registry
- The member's failure to pay dues, fees, or assessments as set by the Registry within 60 days after they are due and payable are then considered not in good standing and not eligible for members privilege