You can access the eNVD web-based system on your computer or tablet. Consignments created on the web-based system can also be accessed on the eNVD mobile app.
The eNVD Livestock Consignments (eNVD) app is a mobile solution for livestock consignments. The app overcomes connectivity issues by using QR codes to transfer consignment details from producer to transporter, saleyard, feedlot and to the processor, saving time and preventing errors.
Before using the app, producers are advised to check in with their transporter and receiver, including saleyards and agents, to ensure they are ready to receive digital consignments.
For those receivers who still require paper forms, eNVDs can be sent by SMS, email or if necessary be printed out and sent with your livestock.
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“The eNVD app is so much simpler than any other method that we've used for creating consignments. We have been using the eNVD web system for some time now, but I could only fill out my NVDs in the office, whereas the app means I can fill out the eNVD while waiting for a truck to come or literally while I’m talking to the transporter.
The eNVD app also allows me to be at another property and fill out and assign a consignment even if my farm manager has a consignment going on the same day. I can see straight away if that consignment is on the move or that he's still filling out the consignment details.
It took a little bit of time for us all to learn how to use the app, but I do hope that more of supply chain gets on board because once you get used to the app it’s so much easier.”
Cattle and Prime Lamb Producer
The LPA NVD is a food safety document that includes questions regarding livestock management practices and livestock history.
As a signed declaration that accompanies livestock along the supply chain, NVDs provide assurance from the producer through to the processor that the meat will be safe to eat and is ethically produced.
The current version of the LPA NVD is ‘0720’.
Download sample versions and tips to ensure your NVDs are clear, correct and complete.
The LPA electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD) system is a faster, easier way to complete livestock consignments. An LPA eNVD is the digital alternative to paper-based NVDs. The eNVD system is not just a place to fill out a NVD – it is a system for completing all consignment paperwork digitally including livestock assurance and health declarations.
The following forms are available using the eNVD:
When you select to create a new consignment within the eNVD system, you will be prompted to select the forms that you would like to include as part of your consignment. The forms that are visible to you are based on your accreditation.
Increasingly, producers are using eNVD because it is:
Draft consignments can be created up to 28 days in advance of the actual consignment taking place. However, the LPA NVD requires the actual date of the consignment so this must be correct for every NVD whether it is an eNVD or hard copy. You can update the number of head in the consignment after you have submitted it. This provides flexibility in the event of an inaccurate count or an unforeseeable incident occurring.
You do not have to print a copy of the eNVD if you have completed the form in its entirety and the receiver and transporter are aware you are using the eNVD.
Alternatively you can email the completed eNVD to a receiver eg. agent, saleyard, processor or feedlot.
Some producers fill out as much of the eNVD as they can in the office then print it so they can fill in the remaining details at their yards where they may not have connectivity. If this is required, three copies are required to be printed – one each for the seller, transporter and receiver – and then the online eNVD must be updated to reflect the hard copy.
In New South Wales, transporters are required to carry a copy of the consignment where they can see the signatures. This does not mean it needs to be printed, because a signature can be seen on a PDF on a mobile device.
However, if transporters are not comfortable or in some cases, unable to give roadside legislators a mobile device to view the signatures, then having a printed copy of the eNVD might be more convenient.
All other states accept the consignment or NVD serial number roadside from the transporter.
Any part of the consignment in an eNVD can be edited if it is still a draft. Once you’ve submitted the consignment, you can still update the movement date, livestock description, number and transporter details up to 48 hours after the entered movement date using the ‘update consignment’ feature.
You can delete a consignment when it is in draft or submitted status – however, it changes to ‘completed’ 48 hours after the movement date and then it cannot be deleted.
If you make an error in the eNVD with the destination address and you still have access to the digital copy, the best option is to duplicate the consignment in draft form and then amend the details before deleting the original . This means you do not have to spend all the time re-answering the questions, you can just update the one area you need to use in the PIC search or type in the details manually in eNVD.
For any of these scenarios, if you need to make amendments on the paper version of a printed eNVD, this should be done in the same way as a regular hardcopy – make the change then put your signature against that correction.
If you finish an eNVD offline, then you can update it later online. ISC advises that you do this to ensure your records are up-to-date and in one place.
To pass the consignment information onto the receiver – also called the consignee – a destination PIC is needed for the eNVD system to know where the consignment is going.
For example, to find the PIC of a saleyard, use the PIC search within the eNVD program, or the PIC register search within the NLIS database. Alternately, call or email the saleyard to ask for the PIC. When a consignment has been created once, recent locations will be shown in the eNVD and you can save the consignment as a template if it is a frequent movement.
The eNVD must be first signed by the producer. This is because it is a declaration and guarantees that you have met the LPA requirements on your property and that the NVD is complete and correct. LPA NVDs are a legal document and are part of your LPA record keeping, and so can be audited.
Secondly, Part B of the eNVD must be completed by the livestock transporter. The transporter can fill it out on a mobile device or on the printed eNVD. If you or the transporter are not comfortable signing on a mobile device, then you would print the eNVD and have the transporter fill in Part B on the hard copy.
If the eNVD is not complete and you need to provide it to the receiver, then it will need to be printed, completed and signed by hand. The transporter will need to sign it and that completed paper copy kept for the journey. Some state jurisdictions have a requirement for a signed physical copy whereas other states only require the unique reference number. Make sure you know what the requirement is for your state.
If you cannot complete an eNVD in its entirety and you do have to print and complete it, don’t forget to update the electronic version later.
ISC has an eNVD how-to guide which outlines the steps in completing an eNVD. Otherwise, for more information or assistance contact ISC Customer Service on 1800 683 111.
ISC is constantly reviewing and upgrading features of the eNVD to make it even more user friendly. In addition, users can provide suggestions and feedback on using the eNVD by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feature updates currently under investigation include:
Producers should communicate with their transporter and see if they are comfortable carrying a digital eNVD copy – this is a full copy of the consignment forms in PDF or similar – on their mobile device or in their truck. If not, then the best option is to print the eNVD and give them a printed copy to carry with them.
You also need to consider the people receiving it and whether they are set up to receive a digital copy. For example, if you are sending your livestock to an abattoir, you must be sure they are ready to receive that consignment electronically.
The eNVD needs to be completed by the driver before the transport begins and so if there is no connectivity at the yards, a printed copy will need to be used to capture the driver’s signature. The eNVD system allows producers to fill in as many details as they can in advance and then print/submit with the transporter section (Part B) left blank ready to be completed at the yards.
Digital eNVDs you create or receive are acceptable as a historical reference document when being audited so long as they are correct, complete and signed.
If you have printed an eNVD before completing it and have not updated the digital copy, then you need to keep the completed printed version. Otherwise it is acceptable to show an auditor eNVDs on your computer or mobile device during an audit.
Login via myMLA and access eNVD via your linked LPA account.The eNVD website is mobile-friendly which means the eNVD can be filled out on a smart phone.
Industry solution providers can be licensed by ISC to provide eNVDs from within their system. The following solution providers include eNVD in their software:
Solution providers wanting further details should contact ISC via email@example.com.
While ISC recommends using Google Chrome to access the eNVD, its mobile features are supported on Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari.