Premises ID system proves its worth

Alberta’s Premises Identification System is 10 years old and now contains more than 43,000 premises, which provides a way of linking livestock and poultry to specific pieces of land, or premises.

This information can be critical in notifying livestock owners in relation to an outbreak, natural or other disaster.

The notification process was used during wildfires in Fort McMurray in 2016 as well as for poultry premises with infectious laryngotracheitis in their area and to alert horse owners about equine infectious anemia this year.

For more info, go to the Alberta Agriculture website.

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