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New NVD for goats released

25 August 2020

An updated version of the National Vendor Declaration (NVD) for goats, identified by version number G0720, is available now.

The earlier version G0517 will be accepted until 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021, only the updated version G0720 will be accepted.

If you use the electronic NVD (eNVD), it is always the latest version. The eNVD is a faster and easier alternative to hardcopy NVD books and they are available for free via the LPA website. More information on how to complete an eNVD, is available here.

In both formats, the NVD communicates the food safety and treatment status of every animal every time it moves along the value chain – between properties, to saleyards, or to processors.

NVD tip - be prepared

Fill out as much of the form as possible before you head to the yards to load, to avoid stress and to increase accuracy. 

A suite of changes to all NVDs have been made, collectively providing an easier, more efficient and cost-effective way for producers and supply chain stakeholders to interact with the integrity system. 

More information on the changes and what they mean for all livestock producers, is available here.

Seven steps to fill in the new NVD

1. Make sure you’ve got the right form

  • It has the version number G0720.
  • The NVD for goats now includes a pre-printed Property Identification Code (PIC). Do not amend the pre-printed PIC. This NVD can only be used for goats located on this PIC.

2. Complete all details about the owner, livestock and the receiver

  • Use a separate line for each different group, split livestock by breed and sex.
  • In the table, list all other PIC numbers on the tags of goats in this consignment.

3. Contact receiver, agent or saleyards to find out the destination PIC

  • The NVD for goats now includes a destination PIC. Producers in WA and Tasmania are required to fill it out. While it is optional for other states, filling it out correctly can help to strengthen the traceability of Australia’s red meat system.

4. Ensure the goats have NLIS tags (if required)

  • Harvested rangeland goats can be moved tag free if they are moved from the property on which they were captured to an abattoir for slaughter or directly to a registered goat depot.
  • Other goats (such as farmed goats) must be tagged.

5. Read the questions about the animals’ history carefully and answer them accurately

  • This information is important for food safety and market access.
  • For each question, tick yes or no, not both.
  • For the questions about feedlots, chemical or veterinary treatments, withholding periods and feed, declare the risk.
  • Information about withholding periods and export slaughter intervals can be found on the APVMA website.

6. Sign the declaration

  • This is your declaration and guarantee the NVD is complete and correct.
  • Without your signature, the NVD is invalid.

7. Get the carrier to fill in Part B

  • Don’t let the truckie leave without filling in this form.
  • If the producer is transporting the livestock, they must fill this in.