Buyers are now insisting on the most current version of the Declarations.

If your current NVD book has the numbers 0413 in the white box at the top of the form, you do not need to do anything. The numbers are preceded by C for cattle, E for EU cattle, S for sheep or G for goats.

If your current book has numbers other than the 0413, you will need to get a new Declaration book. This can be done by either phoning the LPA Helpdesk on 1800 683 111 or you can order a new book online or purchase electronic NVDs at http://lpa.ausmeat.com.au/

The electronic NVDs are considerably cheaper than ordering the hard copy of the book, with the advantage of always having the most current version of the form. There are long delays at the moment with the actual ordering of the hard copy books and receiving them.