Media Contacts: CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462, Steve Lyle
SACRAMENTO, September 27, 2019 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA), Bureau of Livestock Identification (LID) (Bureau) is announcing a vacancy on the Livestock Identification Advisory Board (LIAB). According to Food and Agriculture Code 20469, the LIAB makes recommendations to the secretary relative to the administration and enforcement of hide and brand laws; procedures are followed by the Bureau of Livestock Identification; curbing of livestock thefts; the annual budget for the Bureau of Livestock Identification; and proposed legislation relative to the Bureau.
The term of office for a member on the LIAB is four years. Members on the board receive no compensation but are entitled to reimbursement for mileage. The present board membership consists of two beef cattle producers, two dairy producers, two registered feedlot operators, and one livestock marketing business.
One board member position opens on October 31, 2019. Any interested individual representing the dairy producer industry should apply. Please send a brief resume by October 31, 2019, to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Bureau of Livestock Identification, Attention: John Suther, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, California 95814.
The Bureau of Livestock Identification is the sole state authority to register and inspect cattle operations. LID maintains a brand registration and inspection program to protect cattle owners in California against loss of animals by theft, straying, or misappropriation. The bureau’s program consists of registration of livestock brands; inspection of cattle for lawful possession prior to transportation, sale or slaughter; recording of information obtained by such inspections; and assisting local law enforcement with investigations and prosecutions involving cattle theft.
Additional information is available on LID’s web page: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/Livestock_ID/index.html