LPA National Vendor Declaration

Red meat producers need to ensure they have the current Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration (LPA NVD) version when consigning livestock.

The eNVD system will ensure producers are providing information that meets the latest market requirements. Adopting the eNVD will be simpler, quicker and more accurate for the whole value chain.

The current versions that are accepted under the LPA program are:
• the April 2013 (0413) version for Cattle, EU CattleSheep and Lambs, and Goats
• the April 2012 (0412) version for Bobby Calves

The current LPA NVD is required for all livestock movements, including property to property, through saleyards, direct to processors and to feedlots, and to the live export trade.

The LPA NVD is the main document behind Australia’s reputation as a reliable supplier of safe red meat to domestic and international markets.

Current LPA NVDs, electronic NVDs (eNVDs) and eDECs are available through the LPA Service Centre - http://lpa.ausmeat.com.au/

What is an LPA NVD?

Each time livestock are bought, sold or moved off a property, the livestock consignment must be accompanied by a form of movement documentation. Usually this is a combined LPA National Vendor Declaration (LPA NVD), but other forms of movement documentation (such as state/territory-based waybills or travelling stock statements) may also be used.

You must be LPA accredited before gaining access to LPA NVDs.

What information is included on an LPA NVD?

The LPA NVD asks the livestock owner a series of questions about the livestock’s history. It also contains a declaration from the livestock owner that all information provided on the LPA NVD is true and correct. There are also sections to be filled out by the person responsible for the livestock while they are being moved and agents where they are involved in a transaction. For details on how to fill out an LPA NVD, review the explanatory notes for cattle, bobby calves, EU cattle, goats, and sheep and lambs.  Download the attachment to the LPA NVD

What is the latest version of the LPA NVD?

The current versions are:

What is an eDEC?

An eDEC is an electronic version of the LPA NVD.  eDECs can be accessed immediately and offer cost savings of 48% compared with the printed LPA NVD. Each eDEC costs $0.95, and can be purchased in bundles of 5,10, 20, 50 or 100.

The eDEC simplifies the completion process as it takes producers through the components of an LPA NVD step-by-step and can be printed once completed.

To validate the eDEC, three copies must be printed and signed with copies provided to the transporter, livestock receiver and one retained for your records. 

As with LPA NVD, purchased eDECs are valid until used and are referred to as tokens.

eDECs

How can I order LPA NVDs or access eDECs and eNVDs?

Once you are registered and accredited with LPA, you can order LPA NVDs online at any time via the LPA Service Centre. Both hard copy forms and electronic LPA NVDs (eDECs) are available. You can also order LPA NVDs by calling 1800 683 111 (9am - 5pm Monday-Friday, AEST).

Each LPA NVD booklet contains 20 LPA NVDs and costs $40.00 (GST inclusive). This price includes all postage and handling.

Cheaper and faster than hard copy LPA NVDS, eDECs can be accessed immediately and offer cost savings of 48%. Each eDEC costs $0.95, and can be purchased in bundles of 5, 10, 20, 50 or 100.

What if I need an emergency LPA NVD?

Emergency LPA NVD are essentially the same as an eDEC, and available only in emergency circumstances, when a conventional LPA NVD or eDEC is unavailable and an order for a NVD book has been placed and a producer is awaiting receipt of their new book. Emergency LPA NVD can be accessed online through the LPA Service Centre or via the LPA hotline on 1800 683 111 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm AEST).

What is the eNVD system?

The eNVD system is an electronic platform that includes the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) National Vendor Declarations, animal health declarations, Meat Standards Australia (MSA) declarations, and National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS) delivery documents.

The eNVD system offers LPA-accredited producers access to LPA eNVDs at no cost. The completed LPA eNVD record is stored centrally on the NLIS database, and retrievable by senders and receivers, through their software or via the LPA or NLIS databases, without the need for paper copies to be printed.

 When is the eNVD system available?

On 30 June 2017, the eNVD system was made available via the LPA Service Centre (lpa.nlis.com.au) to a sub-set of LPA accredited users for early user feedback. Based on the feedback from these users, the industry eNVD website was further refined before it being released to all LPA accredited users on 24 August 2017.
The eNVD system is also available via licensed eNVD software providers; a list of these providers is available at www.mla.com.au/envd

Why should producers use eNVDs instead of the paper version?

eNVDs provide access to the latest versions of the vendor declarations; reducing the time taken to complete an NVD, without having to complete the form in triplicate as is currently required with eDECs. In time, it will also remove the logistical issue of storing and retrieving old paper LPA NVDs.

eNVDs also allow for other declarations to be made at the same time (e.g. MSA, animal health declarations, and NFAS delivery documents) further reducing the time and paperwork involved in preparing information required when consigning livestock. Producers and feedlots can access LPA eNVDs at no cost through the LPA Service Centre whereas paper NVDs will still carry a charge per book.

Is it compulsory for producers to change to using eNVDs?

No. Producers can continue to use paper NVDs. Paper NVDs continue to cost $40 (GST inclusive) per book.

What is the difference between an eDEC and an eNVD?

An eDEC is an electronic version of the LPA NVD. The eDEC simplified the completion process as it takes producers through the components of an LPA NVD step-by-step and can be printed once completed. To validate the eDEC, three copies must be printed and signed with copies provided to the transporter, livestock receiver and one retained for records. The eDEC system requires LPA-accredited producers to first purchase an LPA eDEC token, and then complete the LPA eDEC either on the computer or on printed copies. eNVDs have further simplified this process by creating an identical copy that is automatically sent to all parties electronically. 

Unlike the eDEC system, the eNVD system offers the LPA-accredited producer with an LPA eNVD at no cost. The completed LPA eNVD record is stored centrally, and is retrievable by its intended receivers electronically, without the need for paper copies to be printed. The eNVD system also offers producers animal health declarations, MSA declarations and NFAS delivery documentation.

Can I still use eDECs?

The eNVD will replace the eDEC system in the future, but at this stage a date for the phase out of the eDEC has not been determined. Producers will be encouraged to transition to the eNVD system once their eDECs are used. 

What's an EUVD?

EUVD stands for European Union Vendor Declaration. The EUVD is a type of LPA NVD, and must accompany all movements of EU-accredited cattle between different PICs.

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