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Premises Identification Program for Livestock and Poultry

Knowing where livestock and poultry are located provides valuable information in responding to animal disease outbreaks and food safety issues. These locations are referred to as "premises". Premises is defined nationally as "parcels of land where livestock and poultry are grown, kept, assembled or disposed of" and includes:

  • Farms/stables
  • Pastures/Community Pastures
  • Feedlots
  • Assembly Yards
  • Abattoirs
  • Auction/livestock sales facilities
  • Poultry sales sites
  • Racetracks/competition facilities
  • Dead stock collection facilities
  • Fairgrounds/exhibitions
  • Vet clinics/laboratories/hospitals
  • Animal research facilities
  • Egg grading stations
  • Insemination Units
  • Petting farm/zoo
Livestock & Poultry Including:
  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Wild Boar
  • Bees
  • Bison
  • Horses
  • Poultry - Eggs, Meat, Show
  • Foxes
  • Mink
  • Farmed Rabbits
  • Goats
  • Donkeys, Mules
  • Deer, Red Deer
  • Llama, Alpaca
  • Farmed Chinchillas


Premises Identification allows emergency responders to

  • Notify premises owners of disease outbreaks in their vicinity and to take biosecurity precautions to protect animal/human health
  • Know which species are located in close proximity to an outbreak
  • Assist in other types of emergencies such as natural disasters (ice storms, hurricanes)
  • Respond in a more rapid and informed manner when emergencies occur
  • Use the information as a tool in all phases of emergency management (preparedness, prevention, response and recovery phases)
  • Address the situation quickly, thereby allowing marketing restrictions to lifted


Owners and/or operators of livestock and poultry are encouraged to identify their premises through one of the following options:


Mailing Address:
Premises Identification Program
PEI Department of Agriculture and Forestry
5th Floor, Jones Bldg, 11 Kent Street
P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown
PE C1A 7N8
Toll Free #: 1-866-PEI FARM (734-3276)
Email address:


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