Livestock at Large Regulations in British Columbia

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Published by the Ministry of Agriculture - Plant and Animal Health
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

In British Columbia, there are over 100 Livestock Districts, Bull Control Areas and Pound Districts established by regulation under the Livestock Act. Livestock Districts, with minor exceptions, are areas where livestock may run at large within the district boundaries. Bull Control Areas are areas within Livestock District, in which Bull Control Committees may make rules respecting the number, breed, breeding, quality and age of bulls allowed to run at large. Pound Districts are areas where keepers, peace officers and others may impound animals at large, and allow for the sale of unclaimed impounded animals and the reimbursement of the keeper.

The regulations are published in the British Columbia Gazette Part II. The current Index of Current B.C. Regulations provides a complete list. Search Orders in Council from http://BCLaws.ca to view related Orders in Council including metes and bounds descriptions.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Data Quality

The polygons in this dataset are spatial representations of Livestock Districts and Pound Districts. The regulations establishing the Livestock Districts and Pound Districts should be consulted to determine the specific legal boundaries of each area or district.

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Contact Information

NameLynette Hare (businessExpert)
EmailLynette.Hare@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Agriculture
Sub-OrganizationPlant and Animal Health

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Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2018-01-08
Record Last Modified 2019-05-10
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_LEGAL_ADMIN_BOUNDARIES.ADM_LIVESTOCK_AT_LRG_AREAS_SP

Short Name: LVSTCK_LRG
Comments: In British Columbia, there are over 100 Livestock Districts, Bull Control Areas and Pound Districts established by regulation under the Livestock Act. Livestock Districts, with minor exceptions, are areas where livestock may run at large within the district boundaries. Bull Control Areas are areas within Livestock District, in which Bull Control Committees may make rules respecting the number, breed, breeding, quality and age of bulls allowed to run at large. Pound Districts are areas where keepers, peace officers and others may impound animals at large, and allow for the sale of unclaimed impounded animals and the reimbursement of the keeper. The polygons in this dataset are spatial representations of Livestock Districts, Bull Control Areas and Pound Districts. The regulations establishing the Livestock Districts, Bull Control Areas and Pound Districts should be consulted to determine the specific legal boundaries of each area or district. The regulations are published in the British Columbia Gazette Part II. The current Index of Current B.C. Regulations provides a complete list. Search Orders in Council from BCLaws.ca to view related Orders in Council including metes and bounds descriptions.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
LIVESTOCK_ACT_DIST_ID LVSTCK_ID NUMBER 10 LIVESTOCK ACT DIST ID is an operationally generated unique identification number.
ADMIN_AREA_NAME ADMIN_NM VARCHAR2 100 ADMIN AREA NAME is the authoritative, officially approved name given to an administrative area, e.g., Okanagan-Keremeos.
ADMIN_AREA_TYPE ADMINTYPE VARCHAR2 50 ADMIN AREA TYPE is a low-level grouping of administrative areas used to categorise features by regulation type, e.g., Livestock District, Pound District, Bull Control Area.
ADMIN_AREA_STATUS ADMIN_STAT VARCHAR2 20 ADMIN AREA STATUS is the status of the area in legislation, i.e., Active, Deleted, Retired, Under review, Pre Order in Council, Unknown.
ADMIN_AREA_GROUP_NAME ADMIN_GRP VARCHAR2 200 ADMIN AREA GRP NAME is name given to the larger administrative area (if there is any) of which this feature is a member, e.g., Province of BC would be the ADMIN AREA GROUP NAME of most Livestock Districts.
BC_REGULATION_NUMBER BCREG_NUM VARCHAR2 45 BC REGULATION NUMBER is a chronologically ordered (ascending) semicolon-delimited list of B.C. regulations for an area. Starting in 2000, regulations numbers use the full four digit year. For those deposited or filed before 2000, the last two digits of the year are used, e.g. 516/59 denotes B.C. Reg. 516 enacted into law in 1959.
OIC_NUMBER OIC_NUMBER VARCHAR2 50 OIC NUMBER is a chronologically ordered (ascending) semicolon-delimited list of the Order-In-Council (OIC) identifiers for an area. The OIC NUMBER is in the form ####-YYYY where #### is a number that may contain leading zeros, then a dash '-' followed by a four-digit Year, e.g., 0730-1976
AMENDMENT_NOTE AMEND_NOTE VARCHAR2 120 AMENDMENT NOTE is a chronologically ordered (ascending) semicolon-delimited list of notes on amendments for an area that do not have an Order-In-Council (OIC) number. Each amendment note should include the location of the amendment and the deposit date, e.g., paper file-deposited 1983.
AFFECTED_ADMIN_AREA_ABRVN AFFTD_AREA VARCHAR2 120 AFFECTED ADMIN AREA ABRVN is a semicolon-delimited list of abbreviations of administrative areas boundaries that are affected by the OIC, e.g., SMLK PD; V PD (Similkameen and Vernon Pound Districts).
UPDATE_TYPE UPDT_TYPE VARCHAR2 50 UPDATE TYPE is a short description of the latest alteration of the feature's geographic or attribute content, e.g., Inserted (new), Change in geometry.
UPDATE_DATE UPDT_DATE DATE 7 UPDATE DATE is the date and time the digital record was last modified.
UPDATE_COMMENTS UPDT_CMMNS VARCHAR2 255 UPDATE COMMENTS is freehand technician comments on the alteration of the feature's geographic or attribute content.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 FEATURE AREA SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE LENGTH M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA ANNO_CAD BLOB 4000 SE ANNO CAD DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO GEOMETRY storage data type.