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Saskatchewan Premises Identification

The Saskatchewan Premises Identification (PID) system is an integral part of Canada's traceability system. PID facilitates linking livestock and poultry to geographic locations. It is critical to accurately prepare for, respond to and recover from animal health issues and emergencies.

PID is one of the three pillars of a livestock traceability system. The other two pillars are animal identification and animal movement reporting. The national traceability system is expected to encompass all livestock and poultry species produced in Canada. Premises Identification is legislated nationally through Part XV of the Health of Animals Regulations, and provincially through The Animal Production Act and The Animal Production Regulations.

As of January 1, 2025, owners and operators are required to provide PID numbers of the origin and destination where animals are transported on the manifest according to The Animal Production Regulations.

Who Should Register

The owner or operator of a regulated animal kept at a premises or site. This includes locations where livestock and poultry are grown, bred, kept, raised, displayed, assembled or disposed of.

A premises is an area of land described by a legal land description, parcel number or street address; it can be owned, rented or leased. Examples:

  • farms,
  • hobby farms,
  • veterinary clinics that have regulated animals,
  • poultry facilities,
  • stables,
  • animal markets,
  • livestock feedlots,
  • livestock dealer premises,
  • fairgrounds, and
  • many others.

Regulated animals include:

  • bees,
  • cattle,
  • bison,
  • camelids (alpacas and llamas),
  • cervids (deer and elk),
  • fowl (quail, peafowl, pheasants, guinea fowl and pigeons),
  • fur animals defined in The Animal Production Regulations,
  • goats,
  • horses, mules and asses,
  • poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese),
  • ratites (ostriches and emus),
  • sheep,
  • swine and wild boar.

Livestock owners and operators must have a valid PID number to apply for Ministry of Agriculture programs.

Download the basic information fact sheet on Premises Identification

How to Register

Register online

Launch the Premises Identification Portal

The Premises Identification External User Guide is available to walk you through the PID online application, accessing and navigating your PID account, adding or changing additional premises and/or contacts, and password trouble shooting, as well as provide addition resources and contacts in the event you have further questions. 

Other ways to Register

  1. Download the Premises Identification Account Application Form. Save the completed form to your computer and email it to
  2. Call the Agriculture Knowledge Centre 1-866-457-2377

You will receive your unique PID number through the mail. The PID number should be kept by the premises operator and anyone who may be completing pertinent documents on their behalf. PID numbers should be used when completing livestock manifests, program applications and, at times, purchasing antimicrobials.

New or existing PID numbers should be shared with livestock traceability administrators’ databases, such as:

For additional support or questions, contact:

  • Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377
  • Livestock Branch at 306-787-2150
    • Provincial livestock specialist, Traceability at 306-510-7925
    • PID Database Administrator at 306-787-4680

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