Livestock Permits for Grazing in BC & SK
Producers who transport cattle to either Saskatchewan or British Columbia for the grazing season and bring the cattle back to their operation in Alberta in the same calendar year the Livestock Permit was issued may be issued a Livestock Permit for Grazing. Producers transporting cattle out of the province for grazing may apply for a reduction of the inspection fee when the cattle return to Alberta. These permits are only issued for "grazing" on pasture and do not apply to cattle being fed in a feedlot or any confined feeding operation.
Livestock Permits for Grazing do not authorize livestock to return to Alberta without the required inspection and permit for cattle to leave Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
When a Livestock Permit for Grazing is issued, the producer is to be given four copies of the Livestock Permit and the Producer Information Sheet explaining how the producer can apply for an inspection fee reduction when the cattle are returned to Alberta.
Transportation with one Permit
Generally only one Livestock Permit will be issued for the total number of head being transported. The cattle do not leave the province on the same truck or at the same time providing the following procedure is followed:
One Trip - Multiple trucks
If the cattle leave Alberta all at once on multiple trucks, the Transporter and Destination copies of the Livestock Permit must be in one of the trucks with the remaining trucks having either a photocopy of the Livestock Permit or a Livestock Manifest cross referenced to the Livestock Permit. If this latter option is used, the Livestock Permit number must be recorded on the Livestock Manifests.
If the cattle leave Alberta on different dates, the Destination Copy of the Livestock Permit must be left at the out of province destination while the Transporter /copy must accompany each load of cattle to Saskatchewan or British Columbia until the last load has been hauled to Saskatchewan or British Columbia.
Grazing Inspection Fee Reduction
When the cattle are returned to Alberta, the person who was issued the permit may apply to a Livestock Inspector for a reduction of the inspection fee charged for the Livestock Permit if:
- the Alberta inspection fee was paid when the Livestock Permit was issued,
- ownership of the cattle was retained,
- the cattle were returned to Alberta in the same calendar year the Livestock Permit was issued,
- on their return to Alberta, the cattle were inspected either:
- in Saskatchewan or British Columbia before returning to Alberta, or
- if returning from Saskatchewan, at an approved inspected livestock market in Alberta;
- an inspection fee was paid for the return of the cattle to Alberta,
- the Livestock Inspector is provided with:
- a copy of the Livestock Permit for Grazing or the number of the Permit that was issued, and
- proof of the inspection of the cattle on the return to Alberta, being either
- a copy of the Saskatchewan or British Columbia permit for the return of the cattle to Alberta, or
- a copy of the Saskatchewan Livestock Manifest for the return of the cattle directly to an approved inspected livestock market in Alberta with the manifest showing that the cattle were inspected into the livestock market.
- the application for the 50% inspection fee reduction is made before before December 31 in the year the Livestock Permit for Grazing was issued.