Cowboy Riding Herd

Documents Required, Before Leaving a State and Prior to Entering a State

Bureau of Livestock Identification

Brand inspection is required prior to leaving specific states as indicated below:

Cattle Entering California

A Brand Inspection Certificate should accompany all loads from any state requiring a brand inspection.

A Health Inspection Certificate may be required for some loads entering California. This certificate, when required, will identify loads from non-brand inspection states.

If BLANK, then there's no Brand Inspection requirement. The National Uniform Tag Code Prefix Number appears on all Animal Health Related forms, eartags and backtags.

National Uniform Tag Code No.

State of Origin

Brand Inspection Required

Alberta Yes
64 Alabama
96 Alaska
86 Arizona Yes
71 Arkansas
British Columbia Yes
93 California Yes
84 Colorado Yes
16 Connecticut
50 Delaware
58 Florida
57 Georgia
95 Hawaii
82 Idaho Yes
33 Illinois
32 Indiana
42 Iowa
48 Kansas
61 Kentucky
72 Louisiana
11 Maine
51 Maryland
14 Massachusetts
34 Michigan
41 Minnesota
65 Mississippi
43 Missouri
81 Montana Yes
47 Nebraska Yes
88 Nevada Yes
12 New Hampshire
22 New Jersey
85 New Mexico Yes
21 New York
55 North Carolina
45 North Dakota Yes
31 Ohio
73 Oklahoma
92 Oregon Yes
23 Pennsylvania
15 Rhode Island
Saskatchewan Yes
56 South Carolina
46 South Dakota Yes
63 Tennessee
74 Texas
87 Utah Yes
13 Vermont
52 Virginia
91 Washington Yes
54 West Virginia
35 Wisconsin
83 Wyoming Yes