Integrity for dairy farmers

The integrity system for dairy farmers

30 September 2022

Dairy farmer with grandsonThe red meat integrity system includes food safety measures, quality assurance and traceability from paddock to plate.

Since dairy cattle are often part of the red meat supply chain, dairy farmers are encouraged to maintain LPA accreditation. 

Integrity Systems Company (ISC) is responsible for managing and delivering the core elements which make up Australia’s red meat integrity system.

The red meat integrity system

The Australian red meat integrity system combines livestock traceability with on-farm assurance to maintain the integrity and reputation of Australian red meat. This system underpins our livestock selling system and delivers customer confidence in the red meat products we produce. Click the icons below to find out more about the key aspects of Australia’s red meat integrity system:

LPA accreditation

As dairy cattle are part of the red meat supply chain, dairy farmers are encouraged to maintain LPA accreditation. To access LPA NVDs for their livestock, dairy farmers must be LPA accredited.

To gain LPA accreditation for the first time, dairy farmers need to register their dairy licence number via the LPA Service Centre. They are not required to complete the LPA Learning modules or pay the LPA accreditation fee which are requirements for other cattle producers.

When seeking or renewing accreditation via the LPA Service Centre, dairy farmers should select ‘Dairy’ as their enterprise type and input their dairy licence number This will ensure that the farm practices implemented under their Dairy QA program are recognised by LPA and allow exemption from the LPA random audit program.

If dairy farmers are already LPA accredited, renewal is required every three years. They will be prompted to renew their accreditation by LPA approximately two months before the renewal date.

You can register your dairy licence number in myMLA.


Setting up myMLA

myMLA is the gateway to accessing a range of MLA products and services including LPA. It provides a single sign-on facility to your NLIS, LPA, Meat Standards Australia and Livestock Data Link accounts – which means you only need to remember one username and password. Find out how to sign up to myMLA.

You must have a myMLA account to complete your LPA accreditation or access NVDs/eNVDs in your LPA account.

Meeting LPA requirements

The seven requirements of the LPA program cover:

  • property risk assessment
  • safe and responsible animal treatments
  • stock foods, fodder crops, grain and pasture treatments
  • preparation for dispatch of livestock
  • livestock transactions and movements
  • biosecurity
  • animal welfare.

Biosecurity relates to measures taken to reduce risk of infectious diseases, invasive pests or weeds. Under LPA, producers must have a Farm Biosecurity Plan. There are 17 priority diseases for cattle. Cattle tick has the highest estimated economic impact in the north ($156 million) while internal parasites has the highest impact in the south ($82 million). 

Dairy farmers must be able to demonstrate that on-farm systems have been implemented to ensure handling of livestock is consistent with the requirements of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards & Guidelines for Cattle

Details on how to meet each requirement.

More information on tagging requirements.

No service? No problem

The new eNVD mobile app allows you to transfer livestock easily, even when there is no internet at the yards.

  • Works in-conjunction with the eNVD web-based system
  • Save time by only answering questions once
  • Pre-populate your regular consignments


learn MORE about the envd mobile app

login to Access eNVD web-based system


Need more help or information?

Contact ISC Customer Service for more help with integrity at or on 1800 683 111 between 8am and 7pm (AEDT), Monday to Friday.

Be sure to sign up to ISC’s monthly newsletter, Integrity Matters, for practical help and information on LPA, NLIS, NVDs and more. You can also follow ISC’s Twitter account and Facebook page for additional news and updates on integrity, or visit ISC’s Tools and Resources page to access a large range of practical tools and how-to guides to provide further assistance with integrity programs.