Animal Id and Traceability

New eNVD app could include non-mulesed declarations

Sheep Central December 2, 2022

A NEW eNVD app launched in Queensland this week will have the potential to incorporate additional pain relief treatment and mulesed/non-mulesed declarations, Meat & Livestock Australia’s subsidiary, Integrity Systems Company said.

THE red meat industry now has access to the electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD) Livestock Consignments app, a new tool designed to increase adoption of digital consignments even when there is no mobile connectivity.

The new app was launched at MLA Updates in Toowoomba on 30 November.  It has been in development with industry for more than a year by the Integrity Systems Company (ISC).

The ISC said the new eNVD app has the potential to account for additional declarations which could include pain relief and identifying mulesed or non-mulesed livestock. Additional declarations including these are currently being considered with its industry partners through the review of the LPA program rules.

ISC chief executive officer Jane Weatherley said ISC is currently undertaking a review of the LPA program rules to consider how additional declarations can be incorporated within the eNVD and as a part of the LPA program.

“The consultation process is still underway and will likely conclude in early 2023,” she said.

ISC said the app is a complete mobile solution which enables consignments to be transferred from producer to transporter, saleyard, feedlot and processor, even while offline. The consignment data is transferred from one mobile device to another using a series of QR codes and then syncs with the eNVD database when the producer and receiver are back in service.

MLA managing director Jason Strong said development of the app, and its capacity to increase the use of digital consignments, has been a significant piece of work and something that industry has been seeking for some time.

“Until now, about 30 percent of all NVDs have been completed using the web-based eNVD system and further widespread adoption by red meat producers has been held back by connectivity issues in some parts of Australia,” Mr Strong said.

“This innovative new app means mobile coverage is no longer a barrier to use the eNVD. Digital consignments will save all supply chain users time, create efficiencies and prevent errors, which is why we’re excited to be able to offer this new option to industry.”

Ms Weatherley said the roll-out of digital livestock consignments had been a major focus for 2022 and the organisation had been working with industry stakeholders to communicate the benefits and prepare supply chains for increased adoption.

“We know that developing the app is just one step on the digital adoption journey and we will continue to work with our supply chain partners to support them with this process,” she said.

“Our adoption team has been working with supply chains to understand individual business requirements, helping to set up supply chain capabilities for digital consignments and upskilling where needed. Our adoption and promotion program will continue into 2023 and we will be progressing further updates to the app’s functionality as uptake progresses.”

The eNVD Livestock Consignments app is available for free download through the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. A suite of ‘how-to’ resources is also available to assist users at eNVD app.

A launch video which explains the features of the eNVD Livestock Consignments app can be found hereIntroducing the eNVD Livestock Consignments app – YouTube.

Source: Meat & Livestock Australia


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