The identification of a premises consists of providing information about a specific location (i.e., contact information, location, type of agricultural and agri-food operation on the site, and animal species kept). Once the information has been received and validated by the provincial or territorial government where the premises is located, a unique identification number is provided for this specific location. This premises identification number is then used when reporting the receipt or departure of animals from this premises.
Industry agrees there are four types of premises in the Cattle Implementation Plan
- Primary: The primary location of the agricultural operation and its continuous land base
- Linked: Locations considered to be animal health units because of the regular movement of animals between them
- Co-Mingling: A location where animals from more than one farm of origin are blended (e.g., auction marts, feedlots, assembly yards, buying stations, rest, feed or water sites)
- Linked Co-Mingling: A location where animals of more than one farm of origin are grazed concurrently (i.e., public or private community pastures, federal and crown grazing land)
To acquire a premises ID is to register a parcel of land defined by a legal land description, or in its absence, by geo-referenced coordinates, on which or any part of which animals, plants or food are grown, kept, assembled, or disposed of. The Premises number is required to complete movement events in the CLTS database.
Each Canadian Province and Territory has specific guidelines for creating a premises identification number. See below information regarding premises registration in your province.
Once you have registered your legal land information with your province you can add the assigned premises number to your CLTS database account. Click here for instructions.
Your Premises ID (PID) number is then used when reporting the receipt or departure of animals from this premises and is required to complete movement events in the CLTS. For detailed instructions on how to add or edit your PID in your CLTS account: CLICK HERE