This policy is aimed at all members with registered cattle. Kindly
read it carefully and inform the SA Holstein general manager in
writing of your decision if applicable. You only have to react
when you have received this document by post. This policy will be
sent to all members during the course of the year and will form
part of membership application forms.
At SA Holstein (SAH)
we are committed to protecting your privacy.
We will not disclose
personal information obtained from you to a third party, except in
the following cases:
SAH publishes and distributes, including on its website,
SAH publishes and provides
information concerning members’
animal registration, classification traits, awards, official
production, pedigree without data, breeding value, herd listing
and progeny listing.
SAH searches its database and generates listings of animals and
relevant information concerning these animals.
SAH publishes competition, show and sale results.
The above information may be provided to interested parties, with
member details, excluding information we consider to be of a
By applying for membership, you consent to the collection and use of
this information by SAH. If we decide to change our policy, we will
advise you of such change, so that you are aware of our information
gathering and dissemination practices.
Web based pedigrees
SAH will contain full detailed pedigrees as well as pedigrees with only
names on its website.
Consider opening your pedigrees
By allowing SAH to open up your pedigrees for public viewing on our
website ,you will be given the opportunity to have photos of your animals
placed with the pedigrees at R25 + VAT per photo. Unless access is
denied by the owner, pedigrees may be viewed free of charge by any
person. Only the owner of the animal may print his own pedigree that
includes lactation and other information.
It has been proven that where members allow other persons to view their
animals’ pedigrees on websites, they expose themselves to a global
market and sell their animals more easily and at higher prices. Examples
of such systems include the Australian Holstein Society Website and the
Jersey Society in Canada. The system’s website that the SA Holstein
Society will be using, is currently receiving 1.3 million hits per month!
All catalogues of sales under the auspices of SAH will be on the website,
as well as photos of sale animals on a member’s request.