Over the years, the PAS cooperative, Associated Pastors of Sardinia, has acquired equipment able to meet the cleaning requirements that thus enable the milk to travel to more distant and advantageous markets. It also works towards breed selection, rationalising the flocks based on business size, both in their food and health control, certifying the companies by registering them with the INEQ Certification Body, which ensures the suitability of milk for DOP productions, such as Pecorino Sardo and Pecorino Romano; it is also working toward ISO 22000 and ISO 22005 certifications, which will guarantee products' authenticity.
The Cooperative intends to acquire some of the goods that are needed for animal feed, possibly from the local market, thus enhancing farms producing cereals and legumes and operating on the national and international markets to achieve a reduction of the purchase price, thanks to the quantities requested, with subsequent economic benefits for the same companies.
The PAS Cooperative also offers its members numerous services such as Accounting, Financial and Insurance Consulting, and also aid in publicising any of their sales of farm produce such as straw, fodder, equipment and more.
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Caseificio Pastori Associati Sardegna
Art. 1 -The lambs for slaughter must be left at the disposal of the Cooperative, upon declaration of their number, at least 15 days before slaughter.
Art 2 – The trade and pick-up programme will be organised by the Cooperative with at least one day's notice. Upon collection the lambs will have to be locked up in pens with a clean litter box, separated from the mothers.
Art. 3 – Before pick-up, each member must sign a commitment/contract which will indicate the number of lambs to be sold with a percentage at fault or an increase of 10%, indicating the expected date of slaughter.
Art. 4 – The lambs will have to have excellent health, hygiene and weight. The lambs will have to have a weight that goes from 8Kg to 11Kg maximum.
In the case of IGP lambs, they shall conform to the specification of the "Lamb of Sardinia" consortium.
Art. 5 –The lambs will be weighed at the company, or in the case of large quantities, at premises in the area provided with special scales.
Once picked up, the Cooperative manager will issue a receipt; the member is obliged to provide the number and date of the invoice for this receipt. Failure to provide the requested data will prevent us from proceeeding with the payment of the same.asciata dal responsabile della Cooperativa un buono consegna; di contro il socio avrà l'obbligo di fornire il numero e la data della fattura. La mancata comunicazione dei dati richiesti non permetterà di procedere al pagamento della stessa.
Art. 6 – For the protection of all members of the Board of Directors, it reserves the right to make the final price agreed with the buyer companies known at the time of the pick-up.
Art. 7 – In case of failure to completely or partially comply with the number originally declared, a penalty of € 10,00 per missing lamb will be applied with respect to the original declaration.
Art. 1 - Milk is considered as the product of regular milking, uninterrupted and completely from animals in good health and nutrition.
Art. 2 - Livestock must be kept healthy and fed adequately in environments that are very clean and have optimal hygienic conditions.
Art. 3 - The member has the duty to promptly report to the Cooperative's offices any occurrence of epidemic diseases in its flock.
Art. 4 - All the equipment used for milking, or that comes into contact with the milk, must always be in conditions of maximum cleanliness and efficiency.
Art. 5 - The member is obliged to deliver the milk:
a) fresh, with normal acidity;
c) unadulterated, free of foreign substances even if they are harmless, and not watered down.
Any milk that is considered abnormal by the Cooperative will be:
a) Rejected, with the obligation to provide the motives;
b) Picked up separately, net of recycling costs;
Art. 6 - It is prohibited to deliver milk from cattle treated with antibiotics, for the entire period in which the antibiotic effect remains. The disappearance of this effect will have to be determined through analysis by technical analysts of the Cooperative. It is competely forbidden to deliver milk contaminated with inhibitors of any kind.
Art. 7 - The abnormal milk referred to in Article 5 b, paragraph II and art. 6 produced in a member's breeding company, will be sent at the member's care and expenses to an authorised facility for disposal, in accordance with local regulations.
To ensure product traceability, the Cooperative must be informed by the member of the quantities of milk subject to disposal (referred to in the preceding paragraph); at any time, the Cooperative also reserves the right to audit the quantities disposed of in a manner mentioned above.
This type of milk will not be considered in the masses that are subject to advances and balances.
Art. 8 - The Company of the members must be accessible for controls set up by the Board of Directors and the Management of the Company. Those in charge of the controls will be allowed to visit the stables, examine the equipment and withdraw, at any time during milking, milk samples to be analysed.
No shareholder may oppose the taking of samples, but they have the right to witness the activity.
Art. 9 - Immediately after milking, the milk must be cooled in a rational way, at the expense of the member and kept at 3° C.
Art. 10 - Milk will be picked up daily. For technical and economic reasons, The Board of Directors may decide on pick up every other day or every third day.
Art. 11 - The cooling tank must be easily accessible to collection vehicles, kept perfectly level and with measuring instruments in perfect order.
Art. 12 - The milk provided by the members will be paid based on "quality" with reference to parameters and qualifications established by the Board of Directors, following the contractual agreements discussed with the purchasing companies.
For this purpose, at least twice a month, appropriately spaced apart and without any warning, a single sample of milk will be taken, the characteristics of which will be analysed as a basis for the premium or penalty payment, to be paid on deductible percentages and the additions and subtractions will be applied to the down payment. If, for reasons of force majeure, analysis data were missing from one of the two samples of milk, the single monthly sample of milk available will be valid.
Art. 13 - Any member who contravenes what is specifically prohibited by art. 5 d) will have a penalty equal to the amount of milk supplied under anomaly applied.
Art. 14 - With reference to the calendar year, the member who contravenes the provisions of art. 6, will have the following penalties imposed:
On the first occasion, the Cooperative will issue a disclosure letter and formal notice to the Member along with a penalty equal to the value of the entire milk quantity delivered on that day, plus a further fine equivalent to 0.10 €/litre.
On the second and any further occasion, a penalty equal to the total quantity of milk delivered on that day, plus an additional penalty equal to 0,50 €/litre with the Board of Director's additional right to take more coercive actions.
In any case, the defaulting member will be charged for the damage done to the Cooperative upon the final judgment of the Board of Directors and any alleged infringements of Law.
Art. 15 - The penalties provided for in art. 13 will also be applied to any member who does not allow the taking of samples or that makes the necessary checks impossible by fraudulent means.
Art. 16 - As soon as the infractions referred to above are ascertained by the Board of Directors, a Manager or their representatives, they must be immediately recorded and the Member must be immediately informed, who will then have five days to make any eventual justifications.
The penalty which the competent body deems appropriate to apply must be communicated to the concerned party within five days of the decision.
Art. 17 - Contribution obligations and sanctions
Each member is obliged to give the Cooperative all of its milk production as provided by art. 5 letter C) of the by-laws.
For the alleged failure to completely or partially contribute the milk, the following pecuniary sanctions will be applied:
in the case of total non-contribution, a penalty will be applied equal to 50% of the value of milk reported, unless there is a change in the number of animals, which must be submitted by 30 September;
in the case of partial non-contribution, a penalty will be applied equal to 50% of milk per litre multiplied by the total number of litres of milk that was not conferred.
It is understood that in the case of application of financial penalties, and in the consideration of taking other statutorily provided measures, the Cooperative may suspend the payment of advances, payments and/or any other liquidation due to the member up to completion of the Cooperative's credit.
For the purpose of establishing the non-contribution, the circumstances shall be deemed to exist, unless proved otherwise by the member, if the daily amount contributed is less than the daily average, calculated based on the average number of lactating animals present in the stable.
Total non-contribution shall be deemed to exist if the member does not provide for the resumption of contributions within 7 days of receipt of a specific written formal notice from the Cooperative.
The Cooperative shall retain the right to act judicially against the member in default for the specific implementation of compulsory contribution.
The Cooperative shall also have the right to decide on the possible exclusion of the defaulting member, if the complete or partial failure to contribute continues for a period exceeding 30 days, with the right to retain and compensate its credit with any amount and any title payable to the member.
The member's contribution obligations and responsibilities are not excluded or attenuated for any reason dependent on the member's will, for example the sale of the company, withdrawal or liquidation of the agricultural enterprise, unless the exceptions are approved by the Board of Directors according to the by-laws art. 5 points 2 and 3.
Art. 18 - In the case of members owning "mini dairies", they may allocate direct processing of up to 25% of production, as per the by-laws art. 5 point 2. Additional quantities will have to be agreed upon and approved by the Board of Directors.
These facilities can also be used by the PAS Cooperative for the production of any cheeses on an occasional and experimental basis for market niches.