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Development of a fully integrated electronic national vendor declaration (eNVD) system

Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Sheep, Goat, Grain-fed Cattle, Grass-fed Cattle, Lamb
Relevant regions: National


The NVD (National Vendor Declaration) is a declaration of livestock history as it moves along the value-chain – between properties, to saleyards or to processors. 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 following activities have been undertakenas part of the development of the eNVD system:

Scoping Study

A scoping study was undertaken to identify the technical and commercial barriers to the broad adoption of an integrated electronic livestock declaration system, including the development of a Business Requirements Specification. Based on these documents, the project assessed the business case for, or against, proceeding with the development of a pilot trial. A pilot trial was recommended.

Business requirements for an eNVD system

Defining the system requirements of the electronic NVD system, including the requirements for mobile applications to support in-field completion and transfer of electronic NVDs. This project provided system architecture and user interface design guidelines. The project was used for the build of centralised electronic NVD system for the Proof of Concept of Trial.

A technical workshop to gather feedback from stakeholders on the design options for the central electronic NVD system.

A CMA to support the delivery of an ISC/AgForce eNVD Workshop in March 2018 to understand the issues associated with data management across the supply chain.

Development of eNVD system

Development of a central database to support the piloting of an integrated electronic livestock declaration system, which over the longer-term, would replace the paper-based NVD for most NVD users. The project also established a web-based interface for the entry of NVDs on-line, and delivered the interface specifications to enable third party software applications to submit completed NVDs to the central system.

  • Registration of a trademark for the central electronic NVD system.
  • The design and development of an enhanced, mobile-ready eNVD browser-based application.
  • Enhancements to the eNVD production platform and industry eNVD website.
  • The introduction of “Dynamic Declarations”; new electronic declaration forms that can be created, completed and exchanged throughout the supply chain without the need for code changes or system upgrades.

eNVD pilots

Piloting the electronic NVD system through several supply chains to assess the technical and commercial barriers and opportunities associated with the system.