Department of Livestock Revises Brands Policy to Better Serve Montana Ranchers
April 6, 2022
On Monday, April 4th, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) will implement an updated policy for recording, transferring, and rerecording of brands.
The policy was developed by a committee of state legislators, representatives of industry organizations, members of the Board of Livestock, and MDOL staff in response to the industry’s requests for increased availability of 2-character brands. Major changes include additional acceptable characters, more lenient format guidelines, and the elimination of over 40% of regional character conflicts.
“The new Brand Policy will greatly increas...