With the fall calf run under way, Alberta beef producers are being reminded about the province’s new livestock traceability regulations. New requirements now apply under the Animal Health Act as follows:
Mandatory premises ID – All livestock producers and anyone who owns or keeps animals (other than household pets) and those who operate sites where animals commingle – such as feedlots – must obtain a Premises Identification Number from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
Mandatory cattle age verification – All cattle born in Alberta after January 1, 2009, must be age verified, with birthdates registered with the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency prior to leaving their farm of origin.
To register premises online or to obtain a registration form, visit www.agriculture.alberta.ca/premises(if you have already applied for an Alberta Premises ID number, your number will be mailed to you shortly)
To register birthdates of cattle, visit www.canadaid.ca
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Ag-Info Centre at 310-3276 or visit www.agriculture.alberta.ca