Premises Identification

Premises identification is an essential part of a traceability system. 

In Manitoba, it links livestock and poultry to geographic locations for better management of emergencies. 

Under the Animal Premises Identification Regulation, all owners and operators of premises with livestock and poultry must complete a premises identification application


About Premises Identification

Manitoba's premises identification system maps out parcels of land where livestock and poultry are grown, kept, assembled or disposed of. All owners and operators of premises with livestock and poultry must supply basic land information by completing an application. 

This information is then entered into a confidential database and a unique national Premises Identification Number is assigned to the contact. In a crisis, such as a disease outbreak or natural emergency, officials can use the Premises Identification database to quickly identify individuals who may be affected.  

Manitoba is working with federal, provincial and industry partners to achieve this critical step towards a traceability system.

Benefits of Premises Identification

There are many benefits to owners and operators of premises with livestock and poultry who have a national Premises Identification Number, which includes:

  • Allow for rapid notification of livestock and poultry stakeholders
  • Help prepare for animal health and food safety emergencies (ex: disease or flood)
  • Help track animals in an emergency
  • Reduce the impact of an emergency
  • Maintain or provide greater market access

Apply to the Premises Identification Program

There is no cost to participate in this program. Your participation will assist the industry in the planning and management of animal health and food safety emergencies.

Manitoba Agriculture
Premises Identification Program
204-545 University Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5S6


For More Information

Read more about the Premises Identification Program in this brochure, email us at, call us at 204-945-7684 or contact your local Manitoba Agriculture Office.

Check out the StockTalk video below for tips and learn more about Traceability and Premises Identification!

12:55 - Learn more about the Premises Identification Program
16:00 - Learn some tips on how to fill out the Premises Identification application form

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