Permits are used to transport cattle and horses from Alberta to destinations outside of Alberta may are also used to transport cattle and horses from an inspection site to a destination within Alberta. Permits are issued by Livestock Inspectors following an inspection of cattle or horses.
There are three types of Permits:
The category of Special Permits includes:
- Pedigree Cattle Permit
- Rodeo and Exhibition Permit
- Annual Horse Permit
Permits assist the livestock industry by confirming the ownership of all livestock leaving the province, are a deterrent to inter-provincial livestock theft and assist with tracing livestock in the event of an animal disease outbreak.