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Keep your Premises Identification account up to date

Premises ID has proved its worth since being created 11 years ago

Reading Time: < 1 minute The province is urging smaller operations with livestock (such as hobby farms and acreages) to register for the Premises Identification (PID) System and for all operations to keep their account information current. Since it was started 11 years ago, more than 45,500 premises have been registered with the system, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry said in […] Read more

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Is your livestock premises identification profile up to date?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Premises identification became mandatory in 2009, and is required to complete transport documents such as manifests and permits, sell livestock at auction markets, apply for government grants, and buy over-the-counter medication at retail outlets. Premises identification is an important component of traceability, and is crucial during a disease outbreak or other emergency situation. Have you […] Read more

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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