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Cattle producers urged to get premises identification number

Cattle producers urged to get premises identification number

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency is urging Alberta livestock producers to prepare for new livestock traceability regulations that once enacted will require them to have a valid, premises identification (PID) number. A producer can call Alberta’s PID registry at 310-FARM with a legal land description to confirm or acquire a PID, or contact a field […] Read more

Cattle amble through fresh snow in northwestern Saskatchewan on Oct. 22, 2016. (Lisa Guenther photo)

Saskatchewan taking livestock premises ID mandatory

Saskatchewan livestock producers wanting to take part in provincial programs will soon have to have a valid premises identification (ID) number. The provincial and federal governments on Thursday announced the new requirement for Saskatchewan producers will take effect “over the coming months.” The province has had a voluntary premises ID (PID) program in place since […] Read more


chickens in a barn

Premises ID now more user-friendly

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Premises Identification (PID) online registration system has been updated to provide a more user-friendly way to register or update information. The mandatory PID program is the first step in the traceability system linking livestock and poultry to land locations. This allows industry and government to locate animals more quickly and accurately to confine a disease […] Read more