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Detailed Information for: Livestock Brand Registration
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Updated: 9/16/2014
Description: A recorded cattle, horse or sheep brand is prima facie proof of ownership. It also provides a "return address" for a missing or stray animal. Oregon does not mandate branding. However, if a livestock owner chooses to brand, the brand must be registered with the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Similar Keywords: cows, brands, horses
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 603-014
Duration: 4 years
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $25 per location for each species (horses, cattle, or sheep)

Renewal fees
    $100 per location for horses and cattle
    $40 per location for sheep
    An activation fee of $.07/day for horses and cattle and $.03/day for sheep must be paid, calculated on the number of days between the date the brand is determined available and the projected expiration date.
    Brands are renewed on a four-year staggered system.
Responsible Agency: Agriculture Department
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
  1. A signed title submitted to the Department of Agriculture.
  2. $25 per species per location plus a prorated renewal fee.
  3. A drawing of the brand design.
Application Form: Livestock Brand Application Form
Service Links:  Livestock Identification
 Available Oregon brands search (with drawings)
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: A drawing of the brand design.
Additional Information: One quarter of registered brands expire January 1 of each year and must be renewed to continue use.

For information and regulations contact

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Agriculture Department
E-mail Address: info@oda.state.or.us
Phone: 503-986-4550
Mail Address: Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301 - 2532
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/Pages/index.aspx

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