LPA is the Australian livestock industry’s on-farm assurance program, covering food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity. LPA provides evidence of how you manage your farm and animals and transfers this evidence along the value chain as livestock are bought and sold – from producers to processors and, eventually, our customers.
Access this page to find out more about the LPA program and how to meet LPA requirements, create farm records and LPA NVDs.
NLIS is Australia’s system for the identification and traceability of cattle, sheep and goats.
NLIS combines three elements to enable the lifetime traceability of animals:
- Livestock identified by a visual or electronic eartag/device
- Physical locations identified by a Property Identification Code (PIC)
- Livestock location data and movements recorded in a central database
Learn more about NLIS and understand your responsibilities.
An LPA National Vendor Declaration (NVD) is a legal document that guarantees on-farm practices meet LPA requirements for food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity. LPA NVDs are required for all livestock movements, including property to property, through saleyards, direct to processors and feedlots, and to the live export trade.
Property Identification Codes (PICs), which every livestock producing property must have to be registered with LPA or NLIS.
Accurate records and systems are the foundation of the red meat integrity system. Producers need to keep records to demonstrate compliance with all integrity system requirements, including to support claims made on an LPA NVD. If you are selected for an LPA audit, your records will be reviewed by an auditor so it is important to make sure they are accurate and up-to-date.
ISC has a number of free templates you can download from the website or order via your LPA account. You can upload your documents to your LPA account for safe keeping. Property risk assessments and biosecurity plans can also be completed online.