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Montana Department of LIvestock: Use new online rerecord service for brands

The Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) has modernized a long-standing Montana tradition: Brand owners can now rerecord their brand(s) online at

Prior to the online service, brand owners were required to mail or walk in their rerecord forms to the department, which would then manually enter the more than 55,000 rerecord forms received.

“The creation of an online solution has not only significantly reduced the time it takes brand owners to rerecord their brand(s), but it also saves the state time and money,” said Christian Mackay, executive officer for the Board of Livestock. “What used to take weeks now takes about 10 minutes.”

The 2011 Brand Rerecord began on Jan. 3, 2011. Since then, nearly 15,000 of the department’s 55,000 active brands have been rerecorded, with more than 11,000 of those occurring online. MDOL encourages brand owners to utilize this new convenient service.

“ is fast and easy, and can be accessed from your home computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Mackay said. “Rerecording online allows brand owners the peace of mind of knowing that their brand has been secured immediately and that they have preserved their place in history.”

Brand owners have until Dec. 31, 2011 to rerecord their brand(s).

The Brand Rerecord Service is the result of an alliance between state government and the private sector. It was cooperatively developed and is supported by the Montana Department of Livestock, the Montana Department of Administration’s State Information Technology Services Division, and Montana Interactive, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment provider NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).

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