Photo Credit: CDFA Jenna Baxter
Livestock Brand Inspectors have been performing their jobs in the same way since 1917, when the Bureau of Livestock Identification was established, as a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; by the use of hand completed forms sent by postal mail.
Brand Inspectors for CDFA inspect and certify cattle brands and track livestock movement. A cattle brand is used to mark ownership of livestock, and Brand Inspectors use this identifying feature not only to ensure rightful ownership, but to thwart cattle theft as well.
Tracking rightful ownership and sale of cattle through…
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