Protecting the lives, property, and constitutional rights of people in Idaho since 1919.
When is a brand inspection required?
NOTE: All livestock must be brand inspected whether the animal is actually branded or not. A brand inspection establishes "Prima Facie" evidence of ownership. Brand Inspections are not required on sheep.
Is a bill of sale a legal document for a livestock transaction?
NOTE: A brand inspection must be done within 10 days after the date of the sale. A bill of sale does not replace a brand inspection.
A valid bill of sale must include:
What is an annual brand inspection?
NOTE: A seasonal or annual brand inspection may not be used for slaughter, sale or trade.
What is an ownership and transportation certificate, also known as a lifetime certificate?
What information is required to obtain a brand inspection?
Proof of ownership. Ownership can be determined in several ways:
How do I get a brand inspection?
NOTE: Make sure you have satisfactory proof of ownership. If you are going to use a bill of sale, make sure it is valid and current. If you are unclear whether or not you have satisfactory proof of ownership to obtain the brand inspection, ask the brand inspector when you are arranging an appointment and he or she will be more than happy to advise you.
What information is required to travel within the State of Idaho?
NOTE: If you are in possession of livestock other than your own when traveling within the state, you must have a written permit filled out by the owner giving a description of the livestock and his or her signature.
Written Permits can be obtained at no charge from the State Brand Inspector's office in Meridian.
What other laws affect the interstate and out of state transportation of livestock?