New goat NVD available

A new version of the LPA NVD for goats is available both electronically and in printed booklets, and better reflects practices in the goat meat industry. It allows for harvested rangeland goats to be moved without a tag from the property on which they were caught to an abattoir or registered goat depot.

The wording of some questions has been clarified, and definitions of ‘harvested rangeland goat’ and ‘registered goat depot’ have been added to the NVD’s explanatory notes.

LPA NVD (Goats) booklets can be ordered through the LPA Service Centre. The previous NVD (GO413) continues to be accepted. This version will be phased out and from 1 March 2019, only the new version (GO517) will be valid from that date onwards.

Producers should note that when uploading the transaction data to the NLIS database, if they have received or sold a consignment of harvested rangeland goats that are eligible to be moved tag free, they still need to complete the ‘vendor bred’ section on the NLIS. Indicate that the stock has not been bred by the owner (select ‘no’), and then for the timeframe indicate ‘less than 2 months’.

See answers to some frequently asked questions below however if you have any further questions regarding the new goat NVD please call the helpdesk on 1800 683 111

New goat NVD GO517

How can I tell if I am using the new or the old version?

The new LPA NVD for goats is numbered GO517.

I still have some of the previous NVDs left. Can I use them?

Yes. The previous Goat LPA NVD (GO413) will be accepted until 1 March 2019, after which all producers must use the new version.

When/where can I get the new NVDs?

LPA NVD for goats (GO517) is now available electronically (as an eDEC and eNVD) and in printed NVD booklets which can be ordered through the LPA Service Centre (visit www.mla.com.au/lpa, email mailto:lpa@mla.com.au or call 1800 683 111)

What has changed on the new Goat NVD?

It better reflects that harvested rangeland goats can be moved without a tag, if they are moved from the property where they were caught directly to an abattoir for slaughter or to a registered goat depot.

I can’t update the consignment details on the NLIS without completing the vendor bred section but the goats are tag free. What do I need to do?

When uploading the transaction data to the NLIS database, if producers have received or sold a consignment of harvested rangeland goats that are eligible to be moved tag free, they still need to complete the ‘vendor bred’ section on the NLIS. Indicate that the stock has not been bred by the owner (select ‘no’), and then for the timeframe indicate ‘less than 2 months’.

Why do I need an NVD?

The LPA NVD is required for all livestock movements, including property to property, through saleyards, direct to processors or 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.

It fosters the prosperity of the $22.9 billion Australian red meat and livestock industry by protecting its disease-free status and underpinning the marketing of Australian product as clean, safe and ethical. This includes the goatmeat export industry, which was valued at around $250 million in 2017. 

I am just a small producer – do I still need the NVD?

The 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. This includes all goat meat producers, whether large or small.

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