As a producer of red meat, you have to be able to stand up for what you are selling.
Meeting the requirements of your integrity system is key to ensuring that the red meat produced on your property is safe, fully traceable and sought after.
The Australian Red Meat Integrity System combines livestock traceability with on-farm assurance to maintain the integrity and reputation of Australian red meat. This system underpins our livestock sales system and gives customers confidence in the red meat products we produce.
Integrity Systems Company (ISC), a subsidiary of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), manages and supplies the Australian Red Meat Integrity System. The foundations of this system are:
ISC has compiled this list of handy resources to help you find out what you need to do as part of the integrity system – so you can spend less time in the office.
How to complete an NVD LPA
LPA-accredited producers can use the National LPA Supplier Declarations (LPA NVD), which link on-farm insurance to livestock traceability. The NVD LPAs are a legal document guaranteeing the quality and safety of Australian red meat products and allowing the traceability of these products along every link in the value chain.
Ensuring that you are using the current version (version 0720) of the NVD LPA for all livestock movements is one of the primary ways we meet your integrity requirements.
Knowing how to complete an NVD LPA so that it is clear, complete and correct is essential.
Have you tried the eNVD?
Electronic NVD is the fastest and easiest way to complete livestock shipments. This is a system for digitally completing all shipping documents including NVDs, livestock insurance and health declarations.
The eNVD system is particularly useful in an emergency or other adverse event where a current version, a hard copy LPA NVD is not available.
- access the eNVDs via your LPA Account
- watch this short video on how to use an eNVD
Link your integrity accounts
Red meat producers can sign up for myMLA to access all of their industry accounts – including NLIS, LPA MSA, and Livestock Data Link – in one place, with a password.
This saves time and ensures that all the information you need is easily accessible. myMLA also offers personalized content in a personalized dashboard – and anyone can create an account.
Keep good records
Keeping good records is an essential integrity requirement for producers. Accurate farm records demonstrate compliance with LPA Farm Insurance Program, which means that producers remain LPA accredited and can access LPA NVDs to transport livestock.
However, there is no perfect formula for record keeping and producers can choose to create and store their records in the format that works best for them – provided that all relevant management activities are recorded accurately and clearly.
ISC has created free record keeping templates so producers know what needs to be recorded.
Storage of farm records
Producers can now keep their on-farm records required for LPA in the record keeping section of the LPA website. This means that all required records can be stored in one place, saving time and ensuring easy access in the event of an LPA audit.
Producers can also use their LPA accounts to perform land risk assessments and on-farm biosecurity plans digitally rather than on a web. printed model.
- download a fact sheet on how to create or upload documents
For more practical information, tips and tools to help you meet your integrity requirements, visit ISC website.
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