State Brand Registration Underway
Posted by arthur1234 on December 11, 2009
All registered cattle and horse brands in the state of Oklahoma are set to expire on January 1, 2010 unless renewed.
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), under contract with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry, is the official state Brand registrar. The OCA began mailing out over 13,000 brand renewal forms to current brand holders in October.
“We have had a very good response rate so far during this renewal process,” said Scott E. Dewald, OCA Executive Vice-President. “We have made every effort to ensure everyone receives their renewals, despite this we have had some renewals returned to us because of inaccurate addresses. Because of this we encourage anyone who has not received a renewal form to contact us at (405) 235-4391,” added Dewald.
The brand renewal process takes place every five years and the fee for renewing brands is $20.00. “I encourage everyone to register their brands.” Said Terry Peach, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture. “This is an important step in combating livestock theft, recovering stolen or lost cattle, and proving ownership.”
To register a new brand or ensure existing brands are renewed producers are encourage to contact Tiffani Pruitt, State Brand Registrar at (405) 235-4391. Brand applications are available on the OCA Website.