Premises Identification

    Welcome to the B.C. Premises Identification Program


    Premises Identification (ID), one of the pillars of livestock traceability, links livestock and poultry to geographic locations. The British Columbia (B.C.) Premises ID Program gathers information about the location of animals, the types of animals at each location and how to contact individuals responsible for the health of those animals quickly in the event of an emergency.

    Premises ID is an important tool for protecting the health and safety of your animals. In the event of an emergency, premises ID information improves our ability to rapidly notify animal owners, contain animal disease outbreaks and more effectively respond to natural disasters like floods or fires.

    A premises is any parcel of land where animals are kept, assembled or disposed of. Types of premises registered with the program are wide-ranging; from small-scale or hobby farms with a few animals to large commingling sites such as feedlots, auction yards and abattoirs.

    On July 1, 2022 Premises ID Regulation came into effect. Registration is now mandatory for poultry and livestock owners and commingling site operators in BC.

    Online Registration

    By creating your online account you will have direct access to your information and the ability to make changes to it any time. Registration is free and takes less than 10 minutes. Simply follow the prompts.

    Details on how this information will be used can be found under USE AND DISCLOSURE.

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