Attention all livestock clients
Current series NVDs to be updated 1 July 2020
Please be aware that all major export abattoirs now require National Vendor Declarations (NVDs) to be from the 2013 Edition. However, a new edition of the NVD book will come out on 1 July 2020. There will be a window of six (6) months whereby both 2013 and 2020 editions of NVD will be able to be used, but as at 1 January 2021 only the July 2020 edition will be allowed. Please note this if ordering new hardcover NVD books. The edition year is written on the front of the NVD book.
For more information visit the Meat & Livestock Australia site: https://www.integritysystems.com.au/identification–traceability/national-vendor-declaration-nvd/
To order a new NVD book, simply go online at www.mla.com.au, click on Quick Access links “LPA/NVDs”, then “Purchase NVDs” and follow the prompts or if you do not have internet access you can call 1800 683 111 have you PIC ready and you can place an order over the phone.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) have introduced Meat Standards Australia (MSA) which is a beef and sheep-meat eating quality program designed to take the guesswork out of buying and cooking Australian red meat. MSA involves all sectors of the supply chain from paddock to plate. A wide range of cattle and sheep management practices, processing systems, cuts, ageing periods and cooking methods have been researched to determine the impact each has on eating quality.
We recommend that you become MSA accredited as livestock sold with MSA accreditation can receive premium prices, particularly in direct sales to feedlots and abattoirs. For further information, or to register for MSA, simply go online at www.mla.com.au and follow the link for MSA.