Iowa Premises Identification Program

What is the Iowa Premises Identification Program and how does it relate to Animal Disease Traceability?
What is the Animal Disease Traceabilty Program?

The Animal Disease Traceability Program is a national animal health program that is being developed by the USDA and state animal health agencies, in cooperation with industry.  This program includes premises identification.


What does the State Premises Identification Program involve?

Premises Identification involves assigning a unique number to premises involved in animal agriculture.  Allied agricultural operations and non-producer participants can also be assigned Premises Identification Numbers.


What information is gathered by the program?

The Premises Identification will involve recording information such as addresses, names of contacts, the type of premises , and a contact phone number.  This information will be maintained by IDALS and key pieces will be shared with the USDA to be available for animal disease tracing purposes.


Is the program voluntary?

At present time, obtaining a premises identification number is completely voluntary.  Premises Identification is done at no cost to the producer. 


Number of Premises Registered

38,996 January 2024

Identification Number Application

Once you have registered your premises you will receive a letter from our office with your premises id enclosed. Certain information in your account may change over time. Please contact IDALS at 888-778-7675 or e-mail us at with any changes to your premises.


If you have further questions or concerns, please contact:

Animal ID Coordinator
888.778.7675 (Toll Free)