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Alberta Premises Identification Program (PID)
If you have livestock, poultry or bees on your farm, you will want to register for a “PID” or Premises ID. You can apply online for an ID number and it does not cost you anything. You need a PID number to:
- buy medication at retail outlets
- sell livestock at auction markets
- apply for AB grants
This is the information page: https://www.alberta.ca/register-with-the-animal-premises-identification-program.aspx
This is an FAQ: https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$Department/deptdocs.nsf/all/trace12895/$FILE/Alberta%E2%80%99sLivestockandPoultryTraceability.pdf
Once you register and indicate the animals that you have, you will receive information about:
- any relevant diseases in your area
- natural disasters that could affect you
If you know about diseases ahead of time, you can ramp up your bio-security. If you are warned about disasters, you can put your emergency plans into place faster.