BECOME A GRASSFED S.A. MEMBER

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To Become a GrassFed SA member click below

Membership Application Form

Procedures:

  1. Enrol within GrassFed Association SA by filling in the Initiate application form
  2. Initiate sign-up fee
  3. Knowledge of Constitution, Code of Best Practise, SOP’s and Protocol.
  4. SOP implementation & complying with Code of Best Practice (not audited)
  5. The supply of grass-fed animals to membership structures (Only if you are not in a position to be a full member)
  6. Annual fees
  7. Membership (Subject to Application, Council approval and SAMIC Inspection)
  8. Annual Membership fee
  9. Trade Contract / Agreement with Retailer / Trader / Butchery
  10. SOP and protocol compliance (SAMIC audit)
  11. Protocol responsibility & Traceability responsibility
  12. DIRECT MARKET

Cost structure                                                                                        

R 800 Full Member (Annual) Membership Fee

R 950 Farm Inspection per Farm + Travel R5.50/km( excl. VAT) (only relevant to Internal audits)

R 1 179.14 SAMIC Audit Fee per Farm + Travel R5.50/km (excl. VAT) (compulsory year one then as selected randomly) Needs to be determined before Audit by GFASA

R 1 179.14 Annual Internal Audit Fee per Member ( excl. VAT) + Travel R5.50/km (needs to be determined before Audit by GFASA

During year one both audits are compulsory. In years thereafter the internal audit might change to a Strategy Review which is annually compulsory. The SAMIC audit will then
be conducted when a member is randomly chosen. In that year the strategy review will fall away. In other words, every member will have 2 audits the first year and there-after 1 audit every year which might be an Internal (Strategy review) audit or a SAMIC audit.

R 0.20/kg  Fee that will be charged per kg of meat produced at slaughter weight. Based on a submission system, periodically

Bank Details / Bank Besonderhede                         

Grass Fed Association of South Africa

Standard Bank Account no:  202286134

Rosebank Branch code: 014305

Universal branch: 051001

Why become a GrassFed Member? 

GrassFed Membership enables the producer to market his/ her product directly because the product is certified.

Value Chain & Direct Marketing System

Understand the value chain

Moving away from the conventional way of marketing, through the GrassFed Association the value chain can be re-defined for the benefit of the producer the retailer and the consumer by more direct marketing.  It is a win-win situation.

To submit an Initiate Application Form click here