Management statement and estimations
The BLLF uses a variable participant fee. This participant fee focuses on the number of products that go from a primary participant to the industry. It is a contribution that depends on the numbers of slaughter animals, eggs or kilogrammes of dairy. These costs are only charged to secondary participants who receive the BLL batches from the primary sector. The rates are based on a percentage of the price, as listed in the quantitative information livestock farming manual.
Every participant who receives products or slaughter animals from the primary sector can provide an estimate via the portal. Below, we will discuss this more specifically for each product group. The rates can be found in the price list. The estimate will be invoiced as an advance in four quarters. At the end of the year, these advances will be settled with the final settlement that we prepare on the basis of the management statement.
A levy is charged for abattoirs for each BLL slaughter animal. The management statement must be completed separately for each abattoir and signed by an authorised representative of the abattoir. Animals that are slaughtered under contract slaughter are specified in the management statement as well, under the abattoir that slaughters these animals. Animals from an organic chain are not specified in the management statement. Our format for the management statement and the instruction on where to load the estimate and management statement can be found via the links at the bottom of this page.
Packing centre and egg processors
As of 2022, in addition to packing centres, the BLLF will also charge other companies, i.e. those receiving the eggs directly from the laying hen farmer, a variable fee. This is to make the distribution of costs fairer and to assign the costs where they belong.
A levy applies to eggs per BLL egg received. Only BLL eggs that have been physically received from the farmer are specified in the management statement. The management statement must be completed separately for each packing centre, processor or logistics service provider 2B and signed by an authorised representative of the company.
In the egg chain, eggs can be sold to other packing centres, processors and logistics service provider 2B, unsorted. All eggs received as BLL, whether or not they are sold as BLL, must be listed in the management statement. We only charge a levy on the eggs received from the primary participant to avoid double taxation of the eggs. In the calculation example below, you will find a short explanation of what we expect to find in the management statement.
In this example, the packing centre lists 100 eggs in the management statement. A total of 100 eggs are delivered from the poultry farmer to the packing centre. These eggs must be included in the management statement.
The processor has received 90 BLL eggs. The 70 eggs received from the farmer must be specified in the management statement. The 20 eggs received from the packing centre do not need to be specified.
Our format for the management statement and the instruction on where to load the estimate and management statement can be found via the links at the bottom of this page.
From the year 2022, the BLLF will charge the dairy processor variable costs as well. These costs are per 100 kilogrammes of dairy received. Producers of dairy products pay on the basis of mass of dairy received. This payment only applies to processors who physically receive the dairy from a farmer as the first link. Companies that receive dairy in the form of yoghurt, or only mature cheese, are not required to make this payment. All raw milk received as Better Life in the management statement over one year must be reported to the BLLF. Our format for the management statement will be added to this page before the end of 2022. The instruction on where to load the estimate and management statement can be found via the links at the bottom of this page.
Where to enter in the portal
The work instruction below explains on which pages in the portal the estimate and management statements can be entered. It is important that the management statement is signed by an authorised person. For convenience, we will therefore assume that the person who signs the statement is indeed authorised to do so. If an estimate or management statement has been entered, the page must be saved. After submitting the estimate or the management statement, no further adjustments can be made. If you nevertheless have reason to make an adjustment, please send a message to email@example.com.