Nebraska Brand Committee

Brand With Pride ~ Protect Your Livestock

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Protect, identify your livestock with your Nebraska recorded brand. It is prima facie evidence of ownership of your livestock. It is your investment for your future. A brand is personal property and is subject to distribution in the same manner as other personal property until the expiration date.

A brand is personal property, and prima facie evidence of livestock ownership. The following explanations are basic instructions and may not apply to your particular circumstances, so we urge extreme care when recording a brand. Please list the owner(s) given name(s) and complete the legal ownership box. Please contact your attorney if a minor is involved.

The State of Nebraska has available to cattle feeders operating in the Nebraska Brand Inspection Area a program that is an alternative to brand inspection as is presently being done. The program offers the convenience of not having to have a brand inspection on fat cattle at time of shipment, either at origin or destination. Additionally, a modest to considerable cost savings may be realized depending on the nature of the operation. For more information, please read Registered Feedlots - An Alternate Brand Inspection Program

The Nebraska Brand Committee may, at its discretion, grant permission to any cattle owner based in the Nebraska Brand Inspection Area as described in Section 41 (3) Nebraska Livestock Brand Act or in an adjacent state having a mandatory brand inspection law and operating under authority of the Packers and Stockyards Division of the United States Department of Agriculture, to remove cattle from a county within the Nebraska Brand Inspection Area that is adjacent to the brand area line into an adjacent county, or portion thereof, or into a county of a state adjacent to the brand area line without having an inspection by the Nebraska Brand Committee as described in Section 41 (3) Nebraska Livestock Brand Act.

A Bill of Sale is a formal instrument for the conveyance or transfer of title to livestock or other goods and chattels. To comply with the law, all blanks provided must be completed in full. There must be at least one witness to the seller's signature. This Bill of Sale certifies ownership, but it does not exempt owner from a brand inspection on all cattle prior to their removal from The Nebraska Brand Inspection Area. It is only good for calves that are 30 days or younger and purebred cattle owned by the seller since birth not leaving the brand inspection area. The Beef Check Off Fee must be paid.

A Brand Lease is used when a livestock owner brands his livestock with a brand owned by another, generally needed for a short period of time. One, two, or all three locations owned by the brand owner can be leased.

An internship is a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment. Please be advised this is an unpaid internship. Only one student at a time will be accepted in each geographical area of assignment.