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  General Rules of the BPA
  1. In addition to Birth Notification and Registration details provided through official BPA forms, the Association expects the Member to keep private records, covering:
    - Service Date Register (including identities of boars)
    - Sow and Progeny Register
    - Ear Number Register
    - Dates of ear marking

  2. The Association or any person(s) authorised by the BPA Council will have the right to inspect such records and pigs of a Member.

  3. If at any time the Association is of the opinion that a Member has failed to keep suitable records relating to his pigs, or believes that the particulars of the pigs submitted by a Member to the association are or are likely to be for any reason inaccurate, or is dissatisfied with the management of a Memberís herd, they may refuse either absolutely or for a limited period that is considered proper to register in the Herd Book the pigs of any such Member. The Association may at any time delete from the Herd Book any entry therein which is either incorrect or open to reasonable doubt. he Association has the discretionary power of investigating all cases of alleged wilful misrepresentation or other misconduct or irregularity, which may come to its notice and of dealing with in such manner as it may think fit.

  4. The Association may withhold all or any privileges of membership if the person fails to pay monies owing to the Association.

  5. The Association may from time to time require the keeping of further relevant pedigree breeding records.

  6. Members wishing to sell by auction under the Associationís auspices, pure-bred pigs registered or eligible for registration in the Associationís Herd Book may adopt the National Pig Auction Rules (available from the BPA).

  7. No Member shall sell or offer or advertise for sale a pure-bred pig by name unless it has actually been registered in the Herd Book. This rule applies to any form of sale, whether by Private Treaty or by Auction, and whether under the Associationís auspices, or not.

  8. If any entry for the Herd Book is cancelled, and the cancellation is accepted by the Association as reasonable, the name or names and numeral given to the pig (as shown on the entry form) shall not be given to any other pig. Detailed Bye-Laws of the Association are available on request.

  9. The BPA will not tolerate any abusive behaviour towards its staff.


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