Glossary

Term Definition
LPA Quality Assurance Program The Livestock Production Assurance On-Farm Quality Assurance (LPA QA) program, incorporating the Cattlecare and Flockcare programs, represents the second tier of the LPA framework.
Pre-sale catalogues Information available (all information captured on the eNVD) within a pre-sale catalogue on the animals arriving at the saleyeards avaiable to the buyers prior to auction.
Biosecurity A set of preventive measures designed to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases in crops and livestock, quarantined pests, invasive alien species, and living modified organisms.
Carcass Feedback Feedback that is captured from the Abattoirs that includes Carcass Dentition, Fat content, weight, Bruising caused by live animal handling and grading a combination of fat and muscle scores used in assessing the quality of an animal.
Consignee The consignee (receiver) who receives the physical shipment of animals.
Geo-fencing Its a feature in a software program that uses the global positioning system (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) to define geographical boundaries. A geofence is a virtual barrier.
eDEC Electronic - National Vendor Declaration. Simplifies the completion process of completeing paper based forms.
eNVD® Trademark 'eNVD' owned by 'Meat & Livestock Australia Limited'. Electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD®) has been designed to replace the existing paperbased NVD forms allowing the ability to be automatically share data with processors, transporters via the NLIS database and more, improving the speed, accuracy and ease of record keeping.
EU accreditation European Union Accreditation - Australian beef producers have the opportunity to supply cattle for the European Union supply chain, provided the meet the market's requirements around traceability and HGP-free status.
EUCAS The European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme (EUCAS) – Supplying the European Union Australian beef producers have the opportunity to supply cattle for the European Union supply chain, provided they meet the market's requirements around traceability and HGP-free status"
Exit Scan Once the animals leave the saleyards they are scanned as part of the next phase of the supply chain.
IntegriData® Underpinning the system, Aglive has developed IntegriData® a method for tracking and tracing livestock from paddock-to-plate which incorporates geospatial and other evidence-based production data.
Lifetime Traceability Allows for the ability to trace the animals property of residence, its movement through the supply chain through to slaughter
Livestock mob management Ability to report and track groups of animals and their attributes.
LPA NVD The LPA National Vendor Declaration (LPA NVD) is the main document behind Australia’s meat and livestock food safety reputation. LPA NVDs are required for any movement of stock – to processors, to Saleyards or between properties if they have different Property Identification Codes (PICs).
MLA Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd (MLA) is a producer-owned, not-for-profit organisation that delivers research, development and marketing services to Australia's red meat industry. MLA delivers research, development and marketing services to Australia's cattle, sheep and goat producers. MLA has approximately 50,000 livestock producer members who have stakeholder entitlements in the company.
Mob More than one animal movement of sheep, cattle or goats between properties.
MSA Meat Standards Australia (MSA) was developed by the Australian red meat industry to improve the eating quality consistency of beef and sheep meat.
NLIS The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) is Australia’s system for the identification and traceability of cattle, sheep and goats. As animals are bought, sold and moved along the supply chain, they must be tagged with an NLIS-accredited tag or device. Each movement they make to a location with a different PIC is recorded centrally on the NLIS Database by people with NLIS accounts. NLIS accounts are free to open and operate.
PCAS Pasture fed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) an assurance program that enables the industry to prove claims relating to pasture fed or grass fed production methods.
PIC A Property Identification Code (PIC) is the eight character alphanumeric code allocated by state based agricultural departments, to a livestock producing property or to plant properties growing prescribed crops.
Place of Origin. Where the animal was born.
Processors Handles the slaughtering, processing, packaging, and distribution of beef, lamb, goat and sheep meat for domestic consumption and export.
Real-time provenance Ability to report/track instantly the ownership history of certain items that helps to confirm their authenticity and value.
RFID scanners An RFID reader is a network connected device (fixed or mobile) that sends power as well as data and commands to the tags. The RFID reader acts like an access point for RFID tagged items so that the tags' data can be made available to business applications.
RFID RFID tagging is an ID system that uses small radio frequency identification devices for identification and tracking purposes. RFID's are issued numbers for each animal.
Saleyards Saleyards are public delivery and collection points to which animals are transported to be sold to the highest bidder and from where animals are then transported to their final destination.
Transporters Those companies focused on the transformation of livestock from one destination to another.
Waybills Waybills are used to record the movement of livestock.
POR Provided On Requested.