Livestock advisors

The integrity system for livestock advisors

30 September 2022

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While livestock producers are responsible for keeping their integrity records in order and ensuring their on-farm practices align with integrity system requirements, livestock advisors also play an important role in the red meat integrity system.

As a livestock advisor, you can provide your clients with key integrity information, tools and resources so they can meet their integrity requirements and stand by what they sell. Read on to find out how you can upskill yourself to provide this key service to your clients.

Resources to share with your networks

We have a range of resources including posters, flyers and more designed to help you communicate and promote messages about Australia’s red meat integrity system to your networks. Order online and these will be posted to you, free of charge.

More resources, including PowerPoint slides and integrity workbooks, will be made available soon.

Contact us at for advice on using these resources or to discuss opportunities for co-branding content. You can also request a speaker from ISC to attend an upcoming event to provide further information to your clients on the red meat integrity system.


Setting up myMLA

myMLA is the gateway to accessing a range of MLA products and services including LPA.

You can help your clients sign up to myMLA and link their LPA, NLIS, MSA and LDL accounts to the service, so they can access all their industry accounts with one username and password. Provide your clients with this step-by-step PDF guide or short video to help them link their industry accounts to myMLA.

Remind your clients they must have a myMLA account to complete their LPA accreditation or access NVDs/eNVDs in their LPA account.

LPA: help and resources for your clients

LPA accredited producers commit to carrying out specific on-farm practices to produce safe red meat that meets market expectations. LPA accreditation is also necessary to buy or use LPA NVDs. Without an LPA NVD, livestock may be rejected by a buyer or processor as most meat processors require livestock to be sourced from LPA accredited properties. 

Share these resources with your clients to help them meet their LPA requirements:

Do your clients want to become LPA accredited or have they received a reminder to renew their LPA accreditation? These resources may help them complete their LPA accreditation or reaccreditation:

Producers must keep accurate farm records to demonstrate that their on-farm practices meet LPA requirements. LPA accreditation certifies that meat has been produced safely, ethically and meets biosecurity requirements – and producers must have the evidence to demonstrate this.

You can encourage your clients to keep good farm records for LPA, as well as records for any services you may provide. The LPA record keeping templates include all details that must be recorded on-farm to meet LPA requirements.

Keep in mind that the LPA record keeping templates are not compulsory to use. If there are opportunities to incorporate record keeping for LPA in resources you already provide your clients to keep track of production or property management data, you can do so to provide more valuable support to your clients. As long as the required information for LPA is recorded and can be easily accessed in the event of an LPA audit, producers are free to choose the record keeping method that works best for them. 

All LPA accredited producers – from large scale operators to hobby farmers – may be audited to check how records are maintained and how food safety, biosecurity and animal welfare management is being carried out on-farm. Help your clients be prepared by sharing the resources below:

NLIS: help and resources for your clients

Do your clients need help navigating the NLIS database? ISC has a series of NLIS how-to guides that can help.

It is the producer’s responsibility to make sure all livestock transfers onto their property have been completed in the NLIS database. This article explains how to log in or sign up to create an NLIS account if your client needs help with accessing NLIS.

It is also the producer’s responsibility to ensure all animal leaving a PIC have an NLIS accredited device fitted to them unless an exemption or permit applies. This webpage can provide your client with advice on tagging requirements for sheep, cattle and goats.

NLIS requirements vary between each state or territory, as the NLIS system is underpinned by state and territory legislation. Encourage your clients to contact their state or territory authority to check the specific requirements for their region.

NVDs and the eNVD system

For practical tips on filling in NVDs so they are clear, correct and complete, offer your clients the following resources:

eNVD is the fast, easy system for completing all livestock consignment forms digitally. Help your clients start using the eNVD system and save time when dispatching livestock with the help of the following resources:

A tip for your clients: users will receive a $30 discount on their LPA accreditation or reaccreditation fees if they choose to use the eNVD system to complete their NVDs.

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. Integrity Systems Company (ISC) is responsible for managing and delivering the core elements which make up Australia’s red meat integrity system. Click the icons below to find out more about the key aspects of Australia’s red meat integrity 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.