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N.D. brand inspection fee change approved

North Dakota brand inspections will be $1.50 per head starting July 1. Staff photo

Some North Dakota brand inspection fees will change on July 1. The per-head inspection fee will be $1.50; the permanent horse permit fee will be $25; the registered feedlot permit fee will be $25; and the per-head registered feedlot fee will be 50 cents. The fees have been the same since 2011; the 1980s, 1979 and 1992, respectively.

The North Dakota Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee reviewed these and other changes as part of revisions to the State Board of Animal Health’s administrative rules on June 14.

The Administrative Rules Committee meeting was one of many steps in the change process, which began in June 2015 and included a public hearing and comment period and other steps.

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association administers the brand inspection program on behalf of the state. In North Dakota, inspection is required before cattle, horses or mules leave the state and as they move through marketing channels, such as auction markets or weigh stations.

–North Dakota Stockmen’s Association