Nebraska Brand Committee

Brand With Pride ~ Protect Your Livestock

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The Nebrask Brand Committee was created by the Legislature in 1941 to inspect cattle and investigate missing and/or stolen cattle. It is a self-supporting cash fund agency. Its operating funds come solely from fees collected for brand recordings, brand inspections and registered feedlots and dairies. State Statute Numbers 54-170 through 54-1, 127, 54-1183, 54-1185, 54-2012, 54-2014 and 54-1,415 are the laws that govern the Nebraska Brand Committee.

Executive Director

John Widdowson

(308) 760-0015


Administrative Staff

(308) 763-2930

Administrative Clerks 
Dean Anderson

Rebekah Vineyard

Shelby Shrewsbury


Brand Recording

Brand Recorder
Mista White
Brand Recording Assistant
Alicia Leisy

Nebraska Brand Committee
411 Niobrara Avenue, Alliance, NE 69301
Office: (308) 763-2930

Brand Recording
Office: (308) 763-2930
Fax: (308) 763-2934

Committee Members

Adam Sawyer, Bassett, NE
(402) 760-2623

Terry Cone, Burwell, NE
(308) 750-1681
Jay Martindale, Brewster, NE
(308) 880-0788
Christopher Gentry, Hyannis, NE
(308) 458-2493


Open Position



Non-Voting Ex Office Members

Secretary of State
Robert B. Evnen
P.O. Box 94608
State Capitol
LIncoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-1572

Director, NE Department of Agriculture
Steve Wellman
P.O. Box 94947
State Capitol
LIncoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2341