P.O. Box 1177
Meridian, ID 83680-1177
Toll Free: 1.800.772.8442 (Idaho Only)
A brand inspection is required when:
- Ownership changes in any manner
- Leaving the State of Idaho
- Going to slaughter
Generally, it is the responsibility of the "Seller" or "current owner" to obtain the brand inspection and pay the appropriate inspection fees.
Always ask for a brand inspection when buying livestock! If the seller issues you a "bill of sale" instead, make sure the bill of sale is valid, and you call for a brand inspection within 10 days from the date of sale. In this case, the buyer will also be responsible for getting a brand inspection within 10 days and paying the brand inspection fees.
If you accept a bill of sale in lieu of a brand inspection certificate, and the animal is carrying a brand not recorded to the person who issued the bill of sale, then you could very well have to clear that brand before a brand inspection could be done.
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