The eNVD System
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.Try for free
Simplify stock transfers with eNVD’s
Improve the accuracy of your stock transfer information and reduce paperwork with electronic National Vendor Declarations (eNVD).
Destination locationEnter the PIC of the destination location or search the MLA database by business or property name.
Mobs selectionEasily select multiple mobs, with the option to adjust the amount of animals being transferred from each.
DeclarationsThe required declarations are populated based on the species of animal selected.
DeviceWhere cattle carry NLIS approved breeder or post-breeder devices, record the number of ear tags and rumen devices.
ReconcileReserve the ability to edit the livestock quantity, or transfer date if these changes between the day of submitting the eNVD and transfer.
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:
Animal health declarations
Buyers utilise this information to determine any health risks associated with animals on sale.
Meat Standards Australia (MSA) vendor declarations
Farmers can ship MSA-declared cattle directly to processors or saleyards.
National Feedlot 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 LPA program?
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).
File an eNVD in 7 steps
When filing an eNVD, make sure you have the following on hand:
- Your state’s Department of Agriculture-generated Property Identification Code (PIC)
- LPA User ID and password.
If you want to manually file your eNVD,
you can do so by following these seven steps:
- Log into the LPA portal
- Click “Create new consignment” and choose your animal species.
- Enter search criteria and press ‘search’ to find the property.
- Selecting your property’s PIC from the search results to confirm.
- Click on the declarations you wish to make. Then click ‘Next’.
- Complete all declarations and click ‘submit’.
- If you are working with an entity that isn’t yet able to receive electronic forms, print copies for the transporter and receiver of the livestock.
Why does AgriWebb offer an eNVD tool?
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.
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.
End to end livestock sales records
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.
Improve accuracy and transparency
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.
What do I need to get started using AgriWebb’s eNVD system?
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.
Why eNVD’s over NVD’s?
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:
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.
Have a few more questions?
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:
Contact the MLA
Chat with the AgriWebb Team
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Is the eNVD system available now?
It is now common for software to be priced on a subscription basis due to
- The nature of building, maintaining and supporting software
- The regular function updates that automatically load into the software
- Our exceptional customer service.
Do I qualify to start using eNVD’s?
The only time you will need an Internet connection is to sync your farm data to the cloud. The app works offline, in the paddock and on the go!
Do I have to use AgriWebb to submit an eNVD?
Yes, all updates that are released by our incredible development team are included in your subscription pricing.