Help Needed for Equine Brand Inspections

Representative Judy Boyle will be introducing a Bill soon that will eliminate the need to get a Brand Inspection on equine in Idaho .She did not make the industry aware of

this bill , nor why she felt the need to try and eliminate Brand Inspections for Equine in Idaho.

Please contact Representative Boyle and your legislature representative.

It’s important the Industry for the following reasons to continue to have Brand Inspections. Please post on face book pages and email your equine friends and please

Call or email your representatives.

Representative   Judy Boyle Judy Boyle jboyle@house.idaho.gov
Home (208) 355-3225
Bus (208) 355-3225
FAX (208) 355-3225
Value of Brand Inspections

Brands are livestock’s return address.  They are important because:

  • They provide evidence of ownership
    • They deter theft
    • They enable brand inspectors and law enforcement personnel to return stolen or missing livestock to their owners
    • They help resolve conflicts over ownership

Deters theft
• Helps determine ownership
• Enables brand inspectors and law enforcement personnel to return stolen or missing livestock to their owners
• Prevents unlawful sale or transport of livestock
• Facilitates commerce by providing a system of checks and balances that is well understood   and valued in the marketplace
• Helps protect the livestock industry by putting trained personnel in the field to keep an

eye on the industry

 

Several of our surrounding States require a Brand Inspection  to bring a horse into their State.

In case of a disaster how would we fine our livestock?

 

If Brand inspection for Equine is eliminated the Idaho Horse Board would no longer be able to grant funds on a yearly basis ..Since 1989 the Idaho Horse Board has granted $478,495.fpr Research, Education and Promotion for Equine Groups  in Idaho .

 

If she eliminated brand inspections on Equine  then would they  need to reclassify  the definition of livestock as the law now exists. Equine may no longer be classified as “Livestock.”

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