Ministry of Agriculture
Livestock Health Management & Regulatory Unit
The Livestock Health Management and Regulatory Unit works with industry and government to provide leadership in livestock health management and regulation, and monitors on-farm milk production.
The Unit is responsible for monitoring the food safety standards for raw milk produced in B.C. This task is accomplished through inspection and licensing of dairy farms and Bulk Tank Milk Graders, testing of milk, and providing technical support in addressing food safety issues.
The Unit supports the sustainability of animal agriculture, while serving to protect the wellbeing of the people of the province, by monitoring antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance, investigating zoonotic diseases (those diseases that can pass from animals to people), as well as investigating diseases that impact livestock production.
Licensing and Regulatory
The Unit administers a variety of Acts and Regulations pertaining to livestock, dairy, fur farms, game farms, the manufacture and sale of medicated feed, and the sale of veterinary drugs. The Unit deals with regulatory issues such as livestock at large and livestock liens.
- Licencing - Application Forms
- Publications and Manuals
- Staff Contacts
- Health Management Links
- Apiculture - Bees and Pollinators