Under Alberta’s Livestock Identification and Commerce Act (LICA), a completed Alberta Livestock Manifest is required when Alberta sheep are transported or driven within the province or to a destination outside the province. Alberta livestock manifests are available from Livestock Identification Services Ltd. at 1-866-509-2088 or www.lis-alberta.com. Manifests may also be available from Alberta Agriculture offices, auctions and other locations (including the ALP office). Use the 'Traceabiltiy Connects' service on the Alberta Agriculture website to search for a provider in your area.
For help with completing a livestock manifest, download this guide on How to Complete the Alberta Livestock Manifest (pdf).
When sheep are sold, the sale transaction must be documented in writing by either a bill of sale prepared by the owner or a settlement statement prepared by the purchaser or a livestock dealer on behalf of the seller or the purchaser. The person who sells sheep must disclose whether they are the owner or a livestock dealer acting on behalf of the owner. Also, when sheep are sold, the owner must provide a written livestock security interest declaration to the purchaser or to the livestock dealer acting on behalf of the owner. This declaration can be completed on the livestock manifest or on a separate form.
For more information read the 'Traceability and Transporting Alberta Sheep' page on the Alberta Agriculture website.
Remember - Before Transporting Sheep and Lambs...
- Ensure they are properly tagged with an approved CSIP ear tag
- Ensure they are fit for transport - Download the Humane Handling Guidelines for Sheep
- Know federal (Health of Animals Regulations Part XII: Transportation of Animals) and provincial (Animal Protection Regulations) legal requirements regarding livestock transport, including loading densities, requirements for vehicles and transport times.