The National Vendor Declaration (NVD) is a key control point for the verification of any black Angus programs by Angus Australia.
For cattle to be eligible and meet the market requirements of beef supplied into any Verified Black Angus Beef program, their breed description and physical attributes must comply with all requirements of the Black Angus Cattle Assessment Guidelines.
Black Angus Cattle Assessment Guidelines
Purebred commercial Angus
Angus x Angus
AA x AA
Angus cross Angus
Straight black hided
Presenting Angus characteristics
Small amount of white underline (not visible from the front of the animal)
No white legs, feet or tail
Scurs accepted, not fixed to the skull
No bos indicus or dairy characteristics