Livestock Industry Diversification Act and Regulations

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 The Livestock Industry Diversification Act is legislation that applies to livestock that fall outside the realm of traditional livestock.

The Domestic Cervid Industry Regulation applies to domestic cervids, currently being elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, moose, and their progeny.
The term “domestic” is an important qualifier when referring to cervids because it creates a distinction between those animals which may be farmed and those that are considered to be wildlife. Domestic cervids are now considered livestock under this regulation and are no longer considered a wildlife species.

The Livestock Industry Diversification Act came into force along with the Domestic Cervid Industry Regulation on November 1st, 2014 transferring all legislative and administrative responsibility to Agriculture and Rural Development. This includes licensing of domestic cervid farms, the registration of domestic cervid animals, required inspections, and the issuing of import, export, and stray kill permits.


Regulations For more information about this legislation, contact Lyle Marianchuk.
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This information published to the web on January 31, 2003.
Last Reviewed/Revised on February 19, 2015.