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Dept. of Livestock Revises Brands Policy to Better Serve Montana Ranchers

 

April 6, 2022



Helena, Mont. – On Monday, April 4th, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) will implement an updated policy for recording, transferring, and rerecording of brands.

The policy was developed by a committee of state legislators, representatives of industry organizations, members of the Board of Livestock, and MDOL staff in response to the industry’s requests for increased availability of 2-character brands. Major changes include additional acceptable characters, more lenient format guidelines, and the elimination of over 40% of regional character conflicts.

“The new Brand Policy wi...



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