Division of Animal Industry Brand Books

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Brand books contain all livestock brands and ear marks registered with the State Department of Agriculture. Entries include names, residence (county), and a description of the registered brand.

Typed names in registration book with animal brand symbols
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Department of Agriculture and Food. Division of Animal Industry Brand books

Series 540

Brands have been registered in Utah since 1851. Brand books were used locally to prevent the duplicate use of brands by livestock owners, and as a means of identifying and controlling animals left in estray pounds or that were being sold. Later, as regulations expanded state control over inspection for disease, transportation, and slaughter of livestock, maintenance of a central brand registry became even more important.

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