Marks and Brands
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Texas requires anyone who owns livestock to mark, brand or tattoo their animals in the county or counties in which you operate.
Every 10 years, Texas requires that brands be re-registered in the county or counties in which you operate. The current effective date of the Mark and Brand application is August 31, 2011 to August 31, 2021. The next brand re-registration period begins Aug. 31, 2021, and lasts for one year, concluding on Feb. 28, 2022.
Please visit our office to register and search existing brands.
2005 Texas Agriculture Code CHAPTER 144. MARKS AND BRANDS
Section 144.041 of the Texas Agriculture Code addresses recording of marks and brands:
§ 144.041. MARKS AND BRANDS TO BE RECORDED.
- (a) Each person who owns cattle, hogs, sheep, or goats shall record that person's earmarks, brands, tattoos, and electronic devices with the county clerk of the county in which the animals are located.
- (b) A person who owns a horse shall record an identification mark authorized by Section 144.001(b) with the county clerk of the county in which the animal is located.
- (c) The county clerk shall keep a record of the marks and brands of each person who applies to the clerk for that purpose.
- (d) A person may record that person's marks and brands in as many counties as necessary.
- (e) A person may record any mark or brand that the person desires to use if no other person has recorded the mark or brand, without regard to whether that person has previously recorded a mark or brand.
- (f) Not later than the 30th day after the date a county clerk receives a record relating to cattle or horses under this section, the clerk shall forward a copy of the record to the association authorized to inspect livestock under 7 U.S.C. Section 217a (Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association).
For more information regarding Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Texas Brand Registration, please visit http://www.tscrabrands.com/