Welcome to the Premises Identification Program


Premises identification (PID) is one of the three pillars of traceability which links livestock and poultry to geographical locations. The other two pillars are livestock identification and animal movement. The PID Program is critical to prepare for, respond to and recover from animal health issues and emergencies.

If you own livestock, poultry or other animals as defined in Saskatchewan’s Animal Production Act and Animal Production Regulations, and the animal is in your care and control, you need to obtain at least one PID number associated with the premises you own, rent or lease, where the animals are kept. If you are the operator of a commingling site (veterinary clinic, community pasture, abattoir), you are also required to obtain a PID number.

PID numbers are to be used when transporting livestock, on manifests or other transport documents, when purchasing tags or antimicrobials, and applying to Ministry Programs. New or existing PID numbers should be shared with livestock traceability administrators’ databases, such as:

For further information regarding the PID in Saskatchewan please visit our website, Saskatchewan.ca or contact the Agricultural Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377.

Online Application            

By registering your account online you will have direct access to your information and the ability to immediately make any changes to it. Any change is required to be updated in your account within 30 days.

Please collect the following information before you begin:

  • Legal Business Name of your business enterprise (if applicable);
  • Location details of your premises (legal land description or street address); and
  • Contact information for the person (people) who should be contacted in the event of an animal health emergency.

Applying for a PID number is easy and quick, simply follow the prompts. The process requires completion of the following five steps. A guide is available to assist you if needed.

Outline of registration sign-up steps

Click to begin your registration.