New versions of LPA NVDs now available

New versions of LPA NVDs now available

01 July 2020

New versions of Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declarations (LPA NVDs) for all species are now available, identified by version number 0720.

Sample copies and tips for completing the new version (0720) NVDs are available on the NVD page.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions coming through Integrity Systems Company’s helpdesk:

Can I continue to use existing NVDs?

Current versions of NVDs for all species - cattle, EU-cattle, sheep and lambs, goats, and bobby calves - will continue to be accepted until 31 December 2020.

As part of the MLA Accelerated Adoption Initiative announced in November 2019, there is no cost for NVD books until 30 June 2021.

From 1 January 2021, only the updated versions of all NVDs (0720) will be accepted for all species.

Why are updated versions of the NVD being released?

A review of all current NVD versions by SAFEMEAT in 2019 recommended a number of changes be made, resulting in the development of updated versions of LPA NVDs.

Key changes to NVDs for all species include removal of Part C (Agent’s Declaration), which is rarely used by industry and is not required for any legislative reason, and the inclusion of a ‘destination PIC’ section, which is a legislative requirement in Western Australia and Tasmania and will be optional for other states.

For sheep NVDs, there will be a new section to record the number of electronic devices included in the consignment to accommodate the mandatory use of electronic NLIS in Victoria and its increasing use in other states.

How do I access the new NVDs?

LPA-accredited producers, feedlots and value chain stakeholders can use the electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD) platform to automatically access the updated versions.  eNVDs are accessed via the LPA service centre.

For simple step-by-step instructions on how to use the eNVD platform, watch this video.

New NVD books can be ordered through the LPA service centre, using LPA log in details.

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