North Dakota livestock brands must be renewed before Jan. 1, 2016

Farm Forum

North Dakota brandowners can expect brand renewal notices in their mailboxes this week. The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) issued the brand renewal forms for the upcoming North Dakota brand renewal.

All North Dakota livestock brands expire on Jan. 1, 2016. To renew a brand, simply complete the brand renewal forms mailed to the address recorded on the brand’s listing and return them and the appropriate fee to the NDSA’s Bismarck headquarters prior to the Jan. 1, 2016, expiration date. The cost is $25 per brand position.

Detailed instructions can be found on the brand renewal form or online at For more information, contact the NDSA at (701) 223-2522.

There are more than 23,000 livestock brands currently recorded in North Dakota. The state requires all brands be renewed at the end of each five-year period. The NDSA operates the state’s brand programs under the direction of the North Dakota Legislature and in accordance with the North Dakota Century Code.