intend to buy, move or sell livestock (cattle, sheep, pigs or goats), the
livestock must be accompanied by a national vendor declaration (NVD) form. This
includes property to property sales and other changes of ownership.
A copy of
the vendor declaration form must be kept by both the vendor and purchaser for a
minimum of 2 years for cattle and pigs and 7 years for sheep and goats.
form records various information, including the address and property identification
code (PIC) for the place of origin, whether or not the stock were bred at the
place of origin and the address and the PIC for the
destination. Information gathered via the NVD form is then recorded onto the
National livestock Identification System (NLIS) to ensure lifetime
identification and traceability of livestock.
You may want
to use the industry developed Livestock Production Assured National
Vendor Declaration to ensure that your stock attracts the best price. The
Livestock Production Assurance Program is the Australian livestock industry's
on-farm food safety program. Participation in this program is voluntary.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.