Nebraska Brand Committee

Brand With Pride ~ Protect Your Livestock

News Releases


June 16, 2020 - Surcharge for local inspections has increased from $10 to $20 per visit.

The Nebraska Brand Committee on June 16, 2020 at the Board of Director meeting voted to raise the surcharge allowed in Neb Statute 54-1,108 (b) to the maximum of $20.00 per inspection, "A surcharge of not more than twenty dollars, as established by the brand committee, may be charged to cover travel expenses incurred by the brand inspector per inspection when performing brand inspections."

This surcharge increase will become effective July, 1, 2020, all other fees will remain the same at this time.



April 10, 2020

The Nebraska Brand Committee approved several fee increases at their last quarterly meeting held in North Platte, NE on December 9

April 10, 2020

The Nebraska Brand Committee has selected John Widdowson of Kearney, Nebraska as its new Executive Director.

April 10, 2020

An issue arising from the COVID-19 situation is the matter of quarantined producers that require inspections OR producers that do not want direct contact with Inspectors so we have come up with the following solution. We have created a Signature Authorization Form that when completed and scanned by the ipads and attached to your local will meet the requirements of the needed authorized signature.

October 9, 2014

Alliance, NE– The Nebraska Legislature earlier this year passed LB 768, which created a brand inspection service area in the non-brand inspection area of Nebraska.  This brand inspection service area includes all Nebraska counties and areas of Nebraska counties contiguous with the brand inspection area of Nebraska. The specific counties involved are eastern Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Boone, Nance, Merrick, Hall, Adams, Webster, and Furnas.

September 14, 2014

Alliance, NE — Levi A. Hollenbeck of Ainsworth, NE was sentenced on August 25, 2014 by the District Court of Holt County, NE to 180 days in the Holt County Jail and 3 years probation following his adjudged guilty charge on July 14, 2014 of sell, trade or dispose of livestock without a bill of sale, a Class III Felony.