Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Recording of Marks and Brands

Recording Of Brands Required -- Alternative Livestock To Be Marked -- Limit

81-3-102. Recording of brands required -- alternative livestock to be marked -- limit. (1) It is unlawful for a person to artificially brand, mark, or cause to be artificially branded or marked any domestic animal or livestock running at large on the public domain or open range or that may run or stray at large on the public domain or open range, unless the artificial brand or mark has been recorded or rerecorded with the department in the name of the person within the period of 10 years immediately preceding the branding or marking.

(2) Alternative livestock, as defined in 87-4-406, must be identified by use of a recorded whole herd mark or brand in compliance with the requirements of Title 87, chapter 4, and this chapter.

(3) No more than five brands may be recorded or rerecorded by one person.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 144, L. 1921; re-en. Sec. 3301, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 3301, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 90, Ch. 310, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 46-603; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 6, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 30, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 574, L. 1999.