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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 […] Read more

This year’s wildfire season in B.C. was the worst on record and put emergency response systems — including premises ID — to the test.

Premises ID helped reduce livestock death toll during B.C. wildfires

B.C. struggled to get ranches registered but producers now realize how valuable 
traceability is, says cattlemen’s association

If you want to know the true value of the premises identification system, look no further than our neighbours to the west. “Up until this point, premises ID has been sold to us on the basis of animal health and tracking so that if there’s a disease outbreak, we have the contacts in place to […] Read more


Livestock premises ID participation strengthens Canadian agriculture

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is considering changes to the Health of Animals Regulations for livestock traceability, the agency announced during PremisesIDWeek July 26, a federal release says. The changes would require all Canadian operators of premises where livestock may be loaded or unloaded from a vehicle to have a valid premises identification number for […] Read more

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


Premises ID now online for Sask. livestock producers

Saskatchewan’s premises ID (PID) system for livestock producers has officially gone online, the provincial and federal ag ministries announced Monday. While the province’s livestock commodity groups and provincial ag ministry have so far helped about 1,400 producers register their operations, the new system will allow producers to sign up, log in and make changes to […] Read more