Brand Inspection Information

ITEMS TO REMEMBER...

1. Be sure to give you inspector at least 2-3 days notice prior to when inspection is needed.

2. Inspection is required for sale or movement even if the previous parties did not comply the last time the       animal was sold or transported.

3. Inspection is required regardless of whether or not the animal is branded.

4. Inspection is required on all classes of stock (horses, cattle, mules, or donkeys." Registration papers or the lack of registry does not exempt inspection.

5. The definition of a brand for the purposes of this brochure is a permanent mark on the hide of an animal registered with any state as a livestock brand. (tattoos are not brands)

6. Inspection is required at the point of origin unless released by the local inspector. SELLER OR AGENT MUST BE PRESENT AT THE INSPECTION.

REGULATIONS

An inspection is required:

1. Every time an animal is sold or purchased. (horses, cattle, mules or donkeys) or when any change of ownership occurs, regardless of whether or not the animal is transported after or prior to the sale.

2. When livestock is to be transported over 75 miles within the boundries of Colorado.

3. Every time livestock leaves the state regardless of circumstances.

CATTLE COMING FROM THE NAVAJO NATION NEED TO BE INSPECTED BY A NAVAJO RANGER. CATTLE COMING FROM NEW MEXICO NEED TO BE INSPECTED BY A NEW MEXICO BRAND INSPECTOR.

More Info......... www.colorado.gov/ag/brands

BRAND INSPECTORS #'S

Chad Moore - Durango ..... 970-442-1213                               Wes Lewis - Pagosa ..... 970-264-4389

Joel Stevens - Cortez ..... 970-565-7280                                  Cathy Truby - New Mexico .....505-330-4962

NAVAJO RANGERS

Window Rock ..... 928-871-7336                                               Kayenta, AZ ..... 505-371-5200

Chambers, AZ ..... 928-688-2456

Mailing PO Box 1036 Ignacio, CO 81137

Sale Barn: 15062 HWY 140 Hesperus, CO 81303

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