Checklist For Selling Cattle & Sheep
Questions to ask before selling livestock:
- Do you have a National Vendor Declaration?
- Do you have full LPA Accreditation?
- Have you sold through B&L before or are your details with us correct?
- Do your cattle have NLIS devices?
National Vendor Declaration
The National Vendor Declaration is a declaration by the producers regarding the food safety status for the livestock being sold. The NVD is a legal document for the transportation of livestock. It is important that the NVD is correct and fully completed and must accompany livestock to the sale yards.
If your Property Identification Code (PIC) is not printed on your NVD you may not be fully accredited with the LPA. For more information go to the MLA website.
To ensure we can process all sales correctly please complete the client form and return to the office.
Should any of your details change, please complete the form and return to the office.
National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
The National Livestock Identification System has been 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 now mandatory that all cattle have to be fitted with an NLIS device. For further details see here.