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What is an eNVD?

by Kaushik Gadani for Blog Leave a comment
What is an eNVD?

To explain what an eNVD is we must first go back a few steps.

The meat and livestock sector in Australia is one of the most highly regulated in the world. From live export, animal welfare, health statements, and traceability.

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) are the main governing body for the red meat industry in Australia, and under this sits a regulatory scheme called the National Livestock Integrity System (NLIS). The NLIS ensures that the entire red meat supply chain is following strict guidelines to buy, sell and process meat for consumption. Read on to understand what an eNVD is.

Everything is scrutinised across the red meat supply chain before it ends up on our plates, and this is a good thing for the end consumer. As a result, there is a lot of compliance that needs to be done, to sell red meat for consumption.

One of the main pieces of compliance required to sell red meat is called a National Vendor Declaration (NVD).

Historically, much of this compliance has been done on paper. We’re talking books with duplicates, a pen and lots of filing.

So what is an eNVD?

eNVD stands for electronic National Vendor Declaration. An eNVD is an electronic version of the current paper National Vendor Declaration document.

It looks like this:

Lamb eNVD

This means you can now complete all that paperwork, without paper and pen, on a smartphone or PC. It is compliant with NLIS standards and removes the need to manually fill out by hand, every time you want to sell livestock. Not to mention the filing and storage for years to come. That’s a lot of room saved in the office!

With traditional NVDs, all your livestock data gets captured in the MLA NLIS database. Which is great, but you can’t do anything with that data, such as run reports, create charts or map the data to transform it into real, meaningful intelligence for your farm.

Take me there. How do I do an eNVD?

Aglive pioneered the digitised eNVD.

We want to make compliance easier for producers and give them the ability to access their own farm and livestock data and turn it into a business management tool. This will facilitate better planning, reporting, and profitability.

In order to complete an eNVD you need to get a few things sorted first:

  1. A PIC number
  2. NLIS username and Password.

Once you have this information, it is really easy.

You just need to choose the eNVD system you would like to use. Aglive offers producers a free eNVD tool on smartphones and PC for mob based movements.

Learn more about Aglive’s free eNVD software

Once you are set up on the Aglive system, fill out the form. It will ask you questions about your livestock history, and a signature area where you confirm that everything you are saying is true and correct.

The eNVD will also have sections for the people responsible for the livestock while they are being transported and a section for Agents.

You can check out the details on how to fill out an eNVD for different types of livestock here: cattlebobby calvesEU cattlegoats, and sheep and lambs.

The eNVD is the easy way to go for livestock compliance.

Key takeways

  • An eNVD is a digital version of a NVD where all the data is entered via a PC or smartphone and captured in a database in the cloud.
  • The NLIS is the certification scheme used to regulate the sale and movement of red meat through the supply chain.

If you have any further questions on what an eNVD is, please contact us. We are here to help.

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