The National Vendor Declaration/Waybill is a declaration by the producers regarding the food safety status for the livestock being sold. The NVD/Waybill is also a legal document for the transportation of livestock. It is important that the NVD/ Waybill is correct, fully completed and must accompany livestock to the saleyards.
The National Livestock Identification System was introduced to improve the identification and traceability of livestock, allowing individual animals to be identified electronically and tracked from birth to slaughter– for food safety, product integrity and market access purposes. It is mandatory that all cattle are fitted with an NLIS device. Visit the MLA website here for further details.