The eNVD System
Ensuring the traceability and transparency of the Australian red meat industry.
Why are national vendor declarations (NVD's) necessary?
Australia is considered a world leader in disease control and traceability of animal welfare. This recognition stems from a lengthy effort, beginning in 1999, with the introduction of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS).
NLIS aims to identify and trace cattle, sheep and goats to enhance biosecurity. This end to end tracking of livestock gives Australian farmers a competitive advantage in the global market. To that end, producers, saleyards, processors, and other agents across the supply chain endorse the use of NLIS, including state and territory governments.
Each animal must be identified and individually processed through the system every time they are moved beyond the boundaries of a farm. That is where NVDs come into play - they document movement. This documentation is required commercially, and records must be kept for seven or more years.
NVD's ensure traceability through every livestock movement.
What is an eNVD?
An eNVD is an electronic version of the current paper NVD. This simplifies the transfer of information from one property to another, or from a farm to a processor or saleyard. eNVDs can be utilised to satisfy reporting requirements for numerous accreditation schemes:
Many supply chain organisations require LPA accreditation, which was designed to cover seven critical elements of livestock production. These elements include:
Meat Standards Australia (MSA) vendor declarations
Farmers can ship MSA-declared cattle directly to processors or saleyards.
Animal health declarations
Buyers utilise this information to determine any health risks associated with animals on sale.
eNVDs are part of a more efficient, accurate system that ensures compliance. Because documentation must be kept on file for seven or more years, electronic NVDs make it much easier to keep track of all historical livestock movements. You no longer need to maintain physical paperwork.
Accreditation Scheme (NFAS)
Managed by the Feedlot Industry Accreditation Committee, NFAS is independently audited. The quality assurance program is managed by AUS-MEAT.
How do eNVDs help with LPA accreditation?
Every LPA-accredited producer must provide an NVD or eNVD for any movement of stock. When they sign Part A of an LPA NVD or eNVD, they are sharing information on livestock history and declaring compliance with the LPA’s requirements.
What is the national
The LPA is the Australian livestock industry’s on-farm assurance program covering food safety, animal welfare, and biosecurity. It aims to provide assurance to domestic and export markets on the safety of red meat produced in Australia by tracing key on-farm practices.
More information about the LPA is available here, thanks to a collaboration between Future Beef and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
When filing an eNVD, make sure you have the following on hand:
If you want to manually file your eNVD,
you can do so by following these seven steps:
File an eNVD in 7 steps
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Why does AgriWebb offer an eNVD tool?
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Save additional time
Relevant information like your farm name, address, and most of the mob details will be pre-populated when you fill out an eNVD using the AgriWebb farm management software. This saves valuable time and effort every time you make a vendor declaration.
Rushing to create an NVD quickly on the hood of the ute, as the truckie waits to take the load, can certainly lead to unintended errors and inaccuracies with the vital information contained on each sheet.
Using AgriWebb's eNVD tool, users can simply attach to each eNVD the mobs already under management on their existing AgriWebb account. This allows for ease of use, and ensures accuracy of the data being entered into the eNVD.
To save even more time on a busy sale or transport day, eNVDs can be prepared ahead of time, and final stock numbers reconciled at the moment of transfer.
Improve accuracy and transparency
Using AgriWebb’s eNVD tool, you can create a livestock sales record with the click of a button when you submit your eNVD. In addition, modifying or updating sales records, and confirming the accuracy of your eNVD submission, couldn't be easier - whether you are out in the paddock or back in the office.
End to end livestock sales records
AgriWebb continually strives to support producers in simplifying their farm management efforts. Our latest integration of eNVDs into the farm management platform makes it easy to use your existing on-farm records to create, modify, and submit LPA declaration records. Filing an eNVD using AgriWebb means you don’t have to do a lot of the manual work required by the LPA portal.
It is the easiest eNVD to raise anywhere in this country.
At AgriWebb, we have always aimed to create software that allows our users to more easily and effectively manage their farms. Building a tool that improved the eNVD submission process for our users was an easy and necessary decision. Not only can this tool help each producer, it has the ability to improve the traceability and transparency of the entire red meat supply chain.
Property identification code
All farms in Australia have a unique PIC, which helps to identify their farm. Your PIC will allow you to log into your LPA account, or submit an eNVD directly through the AgriWebb Portal.
LPA username and password
Before you submit an eNVD, regardless of the system you are using to do so, you will need to have access to your LPA User ID and Password to log into the system. If you do not know your LPA User ID it is listed on the LPA NVD's tax invoice included with purchased LPA NVD's and in your original rego emails.
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eNVDs can be submitted through the AgriWebb Portal, which is accessible after beginning an AgriWebb trial. Or, you can file an eNVD through the LPA website.
What do I need to get started using AgriWebb’s eNVD system?
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There are many reasons why producers should make the switch and begin using the eNVD system rather than the older NVD process. Some of those include;
Why eNVD's over NVD's?
Save additional time
As we know, bits of paper and quickly written back-of-the-notepad records are unreliable and inefficient. Plus, they are easy to lose - remember, producers are required to keep NVDs for at least seven years.
The eNVD system allows producers to do away with the last minute scratching together of an NVD for the truckie. It also means you can file away and recall records with the tap of a finger, rather than having to store piles of papers in filing cabinets.
Improving the accuracy of movement and sale data for livestock within Australia, the eNVD system has the ability to not only improve existing food safety, integrity and traceability standards, but also ensure the acceptability and premium pricing for our products in all markets.
The eNVD system allows producers, as well as the LPA and MLA, to improve the traceability and transparency of the Australian red meat supply chain. By supporting transparency, all parties are helping to maintain Australia’s stellar reputation as the largest exporter of safe red meat globally.
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Australian red meat producers are required to submit an NVD, whenever livestock are moved off farm, to ensure the traceability and transparency of livestock across the entire supply chain.
If you have any questions about the NVD or eNVD systems, the MLA, LPA, or AgriWebb’s eNVD tool, our Farm Success team is always available to chat and answer any of your questions:
Have a few more questions?
Contact the MLA
+61 2 9463 9333
Chat with the AgriWebb Team
+61 488 805 597
Is the eNVD system available now?
Yes, absolutely! It has been available to producers since 30 June 2017.
Do I qualify to start using eNVD's?
If you are an LPA-accredited producer, you are eligible to start using the eNVD system today.
Do I have to use AgriWebb to submit an eNVD?
No, but it is a whole lot easier if you do! AgriWebb facilitates your eNVD submissions by automatically integrating your on-farm records with your declaration record. Alternatively, all producers can manually submit their eNVDs through the LPA Service Centre.
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