CA Food & Agric Code Section 21292


The Bureau of Livestock Identification is authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with any purebred cattle producer or breeder for purposes of pre-inspection of purebred bulls, or 4H or Future Farmers of America project calves, that are for sale within the state.


The Memorandum of Understanding shall contain, but is not limited to, all of the following:


All bulls and project calves for sale must be identified.


All bulls and project calves must be placed into and remain in, an enclosure designated as a selling pen.


All bulls and project calves shall be inspected and identified by a Brand Inspector.


When bulls or project calves are sold, the seller shall furnish the purchaser with a fully completed Bill of Sale or Consignment, including identification numbers for all bulls or project calves.


The seller shall mail a duplicate copy of the Bill of Sale or Consignment to the Brand Inspector with a stamped envelope bearing the purchaser’s complete name and address.


The Brand Inspector shall then issue a Brand Inspection Certificate and mail it to the purchaser.


Brand inspection fees shall be paid on each certificate issued. The Brand Inspector shall collect fees for the certificates as they are issued.


The Brand Inspector shall be contacted and a Brand Inspection Certificate issued before the animal leaves the seller’s premises for any bull or project calf that is sold and is to be transported out of the state.


Each Memorandum of Understanding shall expire one year from the date that the completed document is dated.


There shall be signature blocks for the producer or breeder, the Brand Inspector, and the Regional Brand Inspector, and dates for when the signatures are made. There shall also be a date for the document.


This memorandum of understanding may be discontinued by the Chief of the Bureau of Livestock Identification upon a finding by the chief that any provision is not being met, or at any time that the chief determines that further action is necessary in order to satisfy brand inspection requirements and the integrity of the program set forth in Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 of Division 10.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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