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FOR THE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK TRACEABILITY SYSTEM

WHY IDENTIFY THE PREMISES?

Knowing where livestock and poultry are located provides valuable information in responding to animal disease outbreaks and food safety issues. This allows for a swift and accurate response in the event of an animal disease outbreak or natural disaster.

WHAT ARE “PREMISES” IN THE CONTEXT OF TRACEABILITY?

According to the definition given by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: “a premises is any parcel of land on which animals, plants or food are grown, kept, assembled or disposed of“. The “premises” are defined by a legal land description of the lot, or in its absence, by its geo-coordinates.

PREMISES INCLUDE:

• Farms and stables

• Pastures and community pastures

• Feedlots

• Assembly yards

• Abattoirs

• Auction and livestock sale facilities

• Racetracks and competition facilities

• Rendering plants

• Exhibitions and fairgrounds

• Veterinary facilities

• Livestock and poultry research facilities

• Hatcheries

• Insemination centres

• Zoos and petting zoos

WHAT IS A PREMISES IDENTIFICATION NUMBER?

It is a unique identifier, based on national standards, that is assigned to a “premises” within a province or territory. The national standard for premises-ID numbers is:

• 2 letters for the province;

• + 6 alpha-numeric characters;

• + 1 check digit.

Examples of premises-ID:

AB1234561

ON1234565

HOW TO USE IT?

The premises-ID number is the only location identifier for animal movement reporting.

HOW DO I GET MY PREMISES-ID NUMBER(S)?

The identification of premises is the responsibility of the provincial government. We invite you to contact your provincial association or your provincial department of agriculture directly for further information.

PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES

BRITISH COLUMBIA

British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture

Online: www.agf.gov.bc.ca/foodsafety/bc_pid.htm

Email: BCPID@gov.bc.ca

Phone: 1 888 221-7141 or 604 556-3001

ALBERTA

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Online: www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/ trace12354

Phone: 310-3276

SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Online: www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/PID

Email: SaskPID@gov.sk.ca

Phone: 1 866 457-2377

MANITOBA

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Online: www.manitoba.ca/agriculture/pid

Email: traceability@gov.mb.ca

Phone: 1 866 626-4862

ONTARIO

Dairy Farmers of Ontario – Production Section Staff

Phone : 905 821-8970

Angus GeoSolutions Inc. (AGSI)

Online: www.ontarioppr.com/home_en.html?font=M

Email: ontarioppr@agsi.ca

Phone: 1 855 697-7743

QUEBEC

Agri-Traçabilité Québec

Online: www.atq.qc.ca/index.php/en

Phone: 1 866 270-4319

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

Email: NBPremise-InstallationNB@gnb.ca

Phone: 506 453-2109

NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture

Online: http://novascotia.ca/agri/programs-and-services/ industry-protection/PID/

Email: nspid@gov.ns.ca

Phone: 1 902 890-3377

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Forestry

Online: www.gov.pe.ca/agriculture/pid

Email: peipid@gov.pe.ca

Phone: 1 866 734-3276

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Newfoundland and Labrador Agriculture

Contact: Sarah Hynes

Email: SarahHynes@gov.nl.ca

Phone: 709 637-2088

YUKON

Online: www.emr.gov.yk.ca/agriculture/disease_monitoring.html

Email: kevin.bowers@gov.yk.ca

Phone: 1 800 661-0408 or 867 667-3043

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Email: johncolford@gov.nt.ca

NUNAVUT

Email: trace@agr.gc.ca


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