81-3-104. Designation of years for rerecording brands. Each 10th year after 1921 is the year for rerecording artificial marks and brands used to distinguish and identify the ownership of domestic animals and livestock. Subject to the provisions of 81-3-102(3), the department shall, on the application of a person or the transferee of the person made in a year that is a year for rerecording marks and brands, rerecord a mark or brand that at the time of the application is recorded with the department in the name of the person. A mark or brand that was not originally recorded or rerecorded in the name of the person during the rerecording year last preceding the date when the application is filed or that was not originally recorded in the name of the person or the person's predecessor or predecessors in interest between the time of the application and the rerecording year last preceding the application is not of record in the department.