WHEREAS, the trade association known as the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) has endorsed industry guidelines for Artificial Insemination (AI) Center Management Practices which accentuate the AI industry's concern for the humane treatment of bulls enrolled in AI programs, and
WHEREAS, Certified Semen Services, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "CSS") a wholly owned subsidiary of NAAB was established for the purpose of providing participating businesses with an objective auditing (inspection) service and to establish rules standards and procedures, and
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of CSS have adopted the "CSS - AI Center Animal Management Guidelines" and have approved a voluntary program for evaluating participating AI businesses' compliance with said guidelines,
NOW THEREFORE, CSS and the undersigned CSS participating AI business do hereby agree as follows:
1. The undersigned AI Business does expressly authorize CSS, its employees, or representatives who are duly authorized by the CSS Board of Directors to examine pertinent records and facilities owned by the AI Business for the purpose of evaluating compliance with the "CSS - AI Center Animal Management Guidelines".
2. CSS will provide a complete report of the AI Center Animal Management evaluation to the President and Manager of the AI Business identifying any deficiencies and, with specific recommendations for improvements, within 30 days following completion of the audit. A copy of the evaluation report will be maintained in the CSS file for the AI Business.
3. The undersigned CSS participant agrees to pay an annual fee of $150.00 per location (per CSS Definition of Terms) for the AI Center Management Practices Evaluation service. The annual fee will be due and payable within sixty (60) days following the beginning of each calendar (agreement) year.
4. It is understood the agreement period is for the calendar year, ending December 31. The agreement is automatically renewed effective January 1 of each subsequent year unless CSS or the undersigned CSS participant elects to terminate the agreement. The agreement may be terminated by either party giving a 30 day written notice to the other party. If the agreement is terminated, the previously paid fee(s) will not be refunded.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned parties have affixed their signature as of the ______________________ day
of __________________________________, ________.
Name of CSS Participating AI Business
CERTIFIED SEMEN SERVICES INC.
____________________________________________ On this _____________ day of ________________, ________.