||Active User Fee
Cattlefacts members pay an "Active User" fee (which is separate from the
once-only Membership fee) to use Cattlefacts services in any year. The Active User
fee applies to a whole financial year and is calculated on a sliding scale
based on your total herd numbers (See
In some years a member may not
need to use Cattlefacts (property sale or extended drought are examples). Members who
choose not to pay their Active User fee for any year still remain members, they just loose
access to market reports and free services for that year.
In any year, members can acrew credits that are deducted
from their next Active User fee. These credits can reduce their Active User fee
substantially. Credits can be gained by both new and established members.
Credits and concessions on 'Active User' fee:
- NEW MEMBERS
(All the following discounts are cumulative)
- New Members automatically get 50% concession
(discount) off their first year's 'Active User' fee if they are a Registered guest
on this site. In subsequent years they pay their normal Active User fee, less any
credits they accumulate.
- All new Members (regardless of whether they are registered on
this site) pay only a pro-rata first year 'Active
User' fee. eg., if you joined in October you would pay 75% (ie, for 9 out of the
12 month financial year) of your first 'Active User' fee.
- A New Members who writes the name of an existing Cattlefacts
member on his Membership application form, as the person who referrer him, is discounted 20% off his first year's Active User
To check the scale of "Active
User" fees, see the table below.
To make a Membership Application Click Here
- EXISTING-MEMBERS (All the following concessions are cumulative)
- Every new-membership application received with your name on
it as the referrer gains you 20% credit off your next year's Active User
fee. Accumulating five of these credits in any year will effectively mean you use
Cattlefacts the following year, free. It is worth emphasising that the new-member
you refer also gets 20% credit off their next Active User fee.
- Every time a member sends Cattlefacts details of a recent
cattle sale (this is usually done on our standard "Transaction Advice Form"
either on the Web or by fax), the member's next year's Active User fee is automatically credited
$2.00. Every 'Grid' faxed in attracts a $3.00 credit. Some members annually accumulate credits of $40 To $75 in this
Fees and benefits of using
Active User fees are calculated on a
sliding scale based on your total herd numbers and apply to a whole financial
year. Being totally producer funded, Cattlefacts needs to set fees for its service.
However we suggest the financial benefits of using Cattlefacts far outweigh its costs (see
details below). Active Cattlefacts Users should expect to make at least an extra 5 c/kg
benefit or saving from using our services and information.
Cattlefacts ACTIVE USER FEES and EXPECTED BENEFITS are listed in the Table below.
Remember! New members are discounted at least a 50 %
|Calculate your Active User fee* & benefits
|Up to 500 hd
|1000 1500 hd
- YOUR HERD SIZE: The number of cattle on your property in a year, including calves.
- ACTIVE USER FEE: The annual fee to access
Cattlefacts market reports and free services.
- EXPECTED BENEFITS: The additional financial benefit we estimate you will have by taking advantage
of Cattlefacts market reports and services. There are several ways to extimate this amount
but we use the following standard calculation. (Selling a third of the herd each year at
260 kg, either live wt or dressed wt., for an improved price of 5 c/kg, ie an extra
You could make any reasonable alternative calculation based on your selling patterns. Eg.,
you could say that you will sell only one fifth of your herd at 260 kg weight for a 2 c/kg
improvement, not 5 cents. In this case, the benefit would calculate as $5.20/hd., not
$13/hd as Cattlefacts suggests. However, this lesser benefit would still represent 4
times the Active User fee. That's still good value while staying on top of your
- PER HD SALE OFFSET:
The amount the Active User fee costs you in relation to each head sold.
- PER HD HERD OFFEST: The amount the Active User fee costs you in relation to each
head you own.
Note: To calculate the exact
"Active User" fee for herds over 1,500 hd simply add $5 per 100 head.
* GST is added to the above
"Active User Fees".
Membership fee (Joining fee)
To become a member of Cattlefacts, you make a
membership application and pay a once-only Membership (joining)
fee. The membership fee is paid only on initial joining (not each year) and is
presently a standard $379.50 (Inc GST) regardless of the number of head
of cattle owned. To make a Membership Application Click Here
There are no concessions on payment of the once-only
membership fee. However there can be significant credits or discounts on the annual
"Active User fee". See top of page
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