AFMA’s Memorandum of Incorporation makes provision for two categories of membership, namely full and associate membership.

Manufacturers of complete animal feeds may apply for full membership of AFMA.

Service providers and input suppliers to the animal feed industry, such as suppliers of raw materials, traders, suppliers of premixes, feed additives and veterinary products, equipment suppliers, laboratories, and other services and transport providers, may apply for associate membership.
  • Access to all AFMA general meetings, committee meetings and subcommittee meetings, where matters concerning the feed industry are discussed.
  • Access to all information related to AFMA committee meetings.
  • Receiving agendas of all meetings and reports of discussions held.
  • Access to animal feed sales and raw materials utilisation statistics in the industry.
  • Access to and participation in joint actions regarding industry-related matters, for example animal feed regulations, import tariffs, SADC negotiations, EU negotiations, etc. where the interests of the entire industry are attended to.
  • Access to AFMA congresses, symposia and workshops at reduced prices.
  • Access to the AFMA Feed Registration Service for assistance with the submission of feed registration applications in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947.
  • Discounted prices for advertorials and advertisements in the quarterly magazine, the AFMA Matrix.
  • Advertising of job opportunities and/or vacancies at member companies on the AFMA website and social media platforms, free of charge.
  • Voting rights at the AGM.
  • Platform for the submission of matters for discussion at any committee meeting. A short motivation in writing will be required.
  • Access to and attendance of general meetings where matters concerning the industry are discussed. Copies of all minutes and reports of meetings/discussions.
  • Access to and attendance of the Technical Committee and Trade Committee.
  • Access to animal feed sales and raw materials utilisation statistics in the industry.
  • Access to and participation in joint actions regarding industry-related matters, for example animal feed regulations, import tariffs, SADC negotiations, EU negotiations, etc. where the interests of the entire industry are attended to.
  • Access to AFMA congresses, symposia and workshops at reduced prices.
  • Access to the AFMA Feed Registration Service for assistance with the submission of feed registration applications in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947.
  • Advertising of job opportunities and/or vacancies at member companies on the AFMA website and social media platforms, free of charge.
  • Membership fees are determined annually during the AFMA Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Full members manufacturing complete animal feeds less than 1 800 tons per month are levied monthly at a fixed amount. For 2016–17 the amount is R1 210.00 (VAT excluded).
  • Full members manufacturing complete animal feeds of 1 800 tons and more per month are levied monthly at a fixed rate per ton. For 2016–17 the rate is R0.795 per ton (VAT excluded).
  • Associate members are levied at a fixed amount per annum. For 2016–17 the amount is R14 520 (VAT excluded).

Full and associate membership of AFMA is subject to complying with the provisions of the AFMA Code of Conduct. Both full and associate members need to be audited by an independent third party within a period of three months after membership has been approved.

Please note that the audit fees are not included in the membership fees.

Once members have been audited according to the AFMA Code of Conduct and found to be compliant with this code, a certificate of compliance will be awarded.