Premises Identification (PID) is the assignment of a unique number to a location where agri-food activities occur. Knowing where dairy cattle may reside connects animals to geographic locations and supports health officials to be able to respond to disease, compromised food safety and other emergencies. It is also a simple way to identify a healthy herd
What is a Premises?
A premises is a location site on which animals are kept, moved through, or disposed of. Each site holds a seven-digit premises card that is georeferenced in the DairyTrace database.
- A PID is free
- A PID number exists for every site you declare (including your vehicle)
- Used when reporting events to DairyTrace
- Required when ordering tags
- Issued by the provincial government
- Essential when working with health and food safety officials
Who should register their premises?
Any person who houses livestock should register their premises. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Farms / Stables (livestock buildings)
- Transport trucks
- Abattoirs / Assembly yards
- Auctions / Livestock facilities
- Rendering plants
- Exhibitions / Fair grounds / Competition facilities
- Veterinary hospitals
- Insemination centres
- Research facilities
- Zoos / Petting zoos
Where can I register for a PID?
Each province in Canada has a Provincial Premises Registry (PPR) that issues PIDs. For information on where to obtain a premises identification number and card, contact your provincial dairy organization.
Remember to share your PID on your DairyTrace account to help everyone easily report movement events.
Your DairyTrace Account
Once you receive your PID, you can register for a DairyTrace account.