Only version 0720 of the NVD now accepted

Reminder: only version 0720 NVD now accepeted

02 March 2021
  • From now on, only the current version (0720) of the LPA NVD will be accepted for all species of livestock movements
  • A four to six week turn-around period for hard copy NVD book orders should continue to be expected, due to high-order volumes and postage delays
  • The eNVD system is always the current version and is available online
  • Failure to use the correct NVD version may affect LPA accreditation.

Producers are reminded that as of 1 January 2021, only the latest version (version 0720) of the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration (LPA NVD) is accepted for all species of livestock being transferred.

Version 0720 of the LPA NVD has been available for all species since 1 July 2020 and is now the current version of the NVD.   

ISC CEO Dr Jane Weatherley said it was imperative only the current versions of the LPA NVD were used. 

“Transfers completed using incorrect LPA NVD versions are a breach of the LPA rules and standards and may result in corrective action requests (CARs) being issued to the LPA-accredited producer,” Dr Weatherley said.  

Any CARs received that use an incorrect version of the LPA NVD must be addressed by the producer in order to ensure they remain LPA-accredited and access the benefits provided by participation in the program.

Producers are cautioned that high-order volumes coupled with increased pressure on the postal system have meant that a four to six-week turn-around period for hard copy NVD book orders should continue to be expected.

Considering such delays, producers that have a computer, tablet or mobile phone are encouraged to use the eNVD system to generate the LPA NVD and other consignment forms when moving livestock this coming season.

“The eNVD is the faster, easier way to complete livestock consignments, which is always the current version and available online,” Dr Weatherley said. 

“We’ve seen a huge uptake of the eNVD with over 28,000 consignments in January,” she said.

Producers can access eNVDs via their LPA account or using licensed third party software with integrated eNVD functionality. A full list of licensed software providers is available on the ISC website. 

ISC’s eNVD how-to guide outlines the steps involved in completing consignments using the eNVD system, including how to submit and print forms. The ISC Helpdesk (1800 683 111) can assist producers who do not have access to their LPA credentials, and/or do not have access to the internet on a device/computer by starting the consignment on their behalf. The partly completed PDF forms will then be emailed to an email address nominated by the producer, where the consignment can be printed and completed. This may be the email address of the producer’s agent, or another party that has internet access. In this circumstance, it is important to remember to print three copies and ensure all copies are clear, correct and complete.

Significant research to develop offline capability and digital consignment receival is nearing completion. A range of solutions are being investigated to provide offline access to the eNVD system at the yards.

If producers still wish to use a LPA NVD book, orders can be placed via their LPA account where delivery progress can also be tracked. As part of the Accelerated Adoption Initiative, LPA NVD books will be provided at no cost for orders placed before 30 June 2021.

For further information and assistance regarding LPA NVDs and eNVDs, contact the ISC Helpdesk on 1800 683 111 or via email.