Registration is free and can be done by completing each of the registration forms in the link below. If you have more than one premise (quarter section), please be sure to complete a premises registration form for each site. If you have any questions on how to complete the registration process, please contact Alberta Pork or see the instructional guide.
**Save the following files to your computer in order to fill them in digitally. You may first need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to do this.
Please submit completed forms to Alberta Pork either by fax at 1-780-479-5128, by email at email@example.com or by mail to the following address: Alberta Pork, 4828 89 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5K1. Once the forms are received and processed by Alberta Pork, you will be provided with two important numbers:
- Alberta Pork Producer Number: Your Alberta Pork Producer Number is a 6 digit number that is assigned to your farm/business organization and is unique to you.
- Tattoo (Herd Mark): Your tattoo will be a 5 digit number (always ending in 6 for Alberta producers) that is assigned to both your producer number and Premises Identification (PID) number.
You will also require a PID number from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF). If you have not already registered for a PID number with AAF, you can do so online here.
Once the forms have been received by Alberta Pork, registration can be completed in approximately 1-2 business days. If the timing is urgent, please contact the Alberta Pork office toll free at 1-877-247-7675 (PORK).
Where is This Data Stored?
This registration information will be used to create your account in three different databases: The provincial Alberta Pork database, the Swine Movement Application (SMA) (otherwise known as the Alberta provincial traceability database) and the CPC national PigTrace database. The creation of the account is for the purposes as outlined under the Alberta Swine Traceability Regulation, Health of Animals Act and Marketing of Agricultural Products Act (MAPA). Only the information required to create the accounts under the SMA and PigTrace with respect to the regulations will be included and are indicated on the forms with an (*).
After completing the registration process, Alberta Pork will provide you with a producer card. Producer cards are printed for all premises that are registered under an organization. Therefore if you have 2 premises registered under your organization, you should receive 2 producer cards. This card will have all your registration information printed on it to serve as a quick reference for the cardholder.
The producer card is an ideal tool to use when completing the swine manifest.
Alberta Pork advises producers to ensure that their cards are kept current and up to date. If you find that the card you currently hold is older than 2 years, it is suggested that the producer contact Alberta Pork and request that a new producer card be sent.