Iowa Premises Identification 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.
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.
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.
At present time, obtaining a premises identification number is completely voluntary. Premises Identification is done at no cost to the producer.
Animal Disease Traceability Home Site
Official Eartags: General Criteria and Options
Listing of Approved Identification Devices:
- Animal Identification Number (AIN) Devices
- National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES)
- Premises Identification Number (PIN) Devices for Swine
Questions and Answers: Animal Disease Traceability Final Rule
Guides to Identifying Livestock Moved Interstate
Number of Premises Registered
38,562 January 2023
Identification Number Application
Once you have registered your premises you will receive a premise id card along with a letter from our office with a user id and password to access your account on line or you may contact our office. Certain information in your account can be modified as your account and premises may change over time. We recommend that you provide updates to your account to keep information as current as possible. Some changes, such as status, sale or transfer of premises, can only be made by IDALS; you will need to notify us when these changes occur.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact:
Animal ID Coordinator
888.778.7675 (Toll Free)