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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #17-023


SACRAMENTO, May 11, 2017- CDFA’s Bureau of Livestock Identification is announcing a vacancy on the Livestock Identification Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the secretary of agriculture about the curbing of livestock theft; legislation and procedures to improve the function of the Bureau; and the Bureau’s annual budget.
The term of office for a member on the Board is four years.  Members of 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 representative.
A Board position opened on May 1, 2017.  Any interested individual representing the cattle feeder industry should apply.  Please send a brief resume by June 15, 2017, 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.  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 assists local law enforcement with investigations and prosecutions involving cattle theft, and it also inspects cattle for evidence of lawful possession prior to transportation, sale or slaughter.   
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