Animal Premises ID Numbers Assigned by PA Agriculture Department (includes Q and A)

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has mailed out animal premises identification numbers to numerous livestock and domestic animal owners.


The strategy behind the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is the integration of three components premises identification, animal identification, and animal tracking.  The program is designed to work as a state, federal and private industry partnership to improve tracking of animal movements across the country.  In the event of an animal disease emergency, USDA’s long-term goal is to be able to identify all animals that would have contact with the suspect animal within 48 hours.  At present, NAIS is a voluntary program for producers and others involved in animal agriculture.

For More Information:

USDA’s Myths and Facts about Animal ID 
USDA - APHIS Animal ID Site
PDA – Animal Premise ID Registration