Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,
SACRAMENTO, April 1, 2014 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture Bureau of Livestock Identification is announcing a vacancy on the Livestock Identification Advisory Board. The Board makes recommendations to the Secretary relative to improvements and changes in the administration and enforcement of the hide and brand laws and regulations which are adopted pursuant to such laws; procedures which are followed by the Bureau of Livestock Identification; curbing of livestock thefts; the annual budget for the Bureau of Livestock Identification; and legislation designed to improve the functioning of the bureau.
The present board consists of two members that are beef cattle producers, two dairy producers, and two registered feedlot operators. Any individual representing the livestock marketing business should send a brief resume by April 15 to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Bureau of Livestock Identification, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, Attention: Greg Lawley.
The Bureau of Livestock Identification is the sole state authority to register and inspect cattle operations. The Bureau 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 the Bureauís web page: