New NVDs needed to sell cattle in 2021

James Nason, 11/01/2021


PRODUCERS are being reminded they cannot sell livestock in 2021 without the most up to date National Vendor Declaration (NVD) forms.

From 1 January 2021, only the updated versions of all NVDs (0720) will be accepted for cattle, sheep and goats.

The updated versions are the result of a review of National Vendor Declarations by SAFEMEAT in 2019.

The main changes to NVDs for all species include removal of Part C (Agent’s Declaration), which is rarely used by industry and is not required for any legislative reason, and the inclusion of a ‘destination PIC’ section, which is a legislative requirement in WA and Tasmania, and will be optional for other states.

Sheep NVDs include a new section for the number of electronic devices included in the consignment to accommodate the mandatory use of electronic NLIS in Victoria and its increasing use in other states.

Updated versions of the NVD for all species are available now, identified by version number 0720.

There is no cost for NVD books until 30 June 2021.

LPA accredited producers, feedlots and value chain stakeholders who use the eNVD platform can automatically access the updated versions.

Previous versions of NVDs for all species (cattle, EU cattle, sheep and lambs, goats and bobby calves) will no longer be accepted.

The eNVD is a mobile friendly, digital alternative to paper‑based NVDs and enables all consignment paperwork to be completed digitally, including livestock assurance and health declarations.

More information

For simple step-by-step instructions on how to use the eNVD platform, watch this video.

To find out how to complete an LPA NVD, watch this video.

New NVD books can be ordered through the LPA service centre, using LPA log in details.

For instructions on how to complete the new version (0720) NVDs, visit the ISC website.


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  1. John Gunthorpe, 12/01/2021

    Non-LPA NVDs are also needed to allow producers who opt out of the LPA programme to move livestock between PICs and to abattoirs. The LPA programme is voluntary so producers have every right to opt out of the programme if they see no value from the ISC efforts.
    Australian Cattle Industry Council

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