Fram Farmers operates as an Industrial & Provident Society. Though there
is no joining fee, Members are required to hold four £5 shares ( Total £20 ),
each Member having an equal shareholding, irrespective of the size of their
business, thereby creating the co-operative status of the business.
operate two types of membership Scheme to suit your specific business. Based on
many years experience, some intensive businesses are more suited to a levy
scheme based on turnover per quarter. However the vast majority prefer a flat
payment per hectare derived from your annual cropped hectares declaration to
us. Both Schemes attract an additional annual payment described as the Yearly
Membership Fee. Where applicable, the Hectarage Scheme can attract specific
levies on feedstuffs and animal health products.
Department fees are based on a tonnage levy which is deducted from sale
proceeds at the time of payment to the Member.
can participate in purchasing activities, marketing activities, or both and we
do not require 100% commitment from the outset as we understand it takes time
to integrate your farm business into the Co-operative.
always interested in speaking to farm businesses who are interested in our
style of co-operation. Prospective Members are welcome to visit our office ( by
appointment ) or we would be delighted to visit your farm to discuss the
advantages of Membership. Farm businesses are able to apply at any time of
year, and applications are reviewed monthly by the Board. We have three types
of Membership available, summarised below:
Shareholder – Able to make use of both the grain marketing and input purchasing
Shareholder – For grain marketing services only.
– Non shareholder Membership for on farm advisors, for example independent
agronomists or nutritionists.