(1) The State Department of Agriculture shall be the exclusive recorder of livestock brands. The department may not record:
(a) A brand consisting of three or more letters or three or more figures, or any combination thereof, on the shoulders of cattle or on other locations specified by the department;
(b) A painted brand unless composed of numbers, letters or symbols, or a combination thereof; or
(c) Similar brands to more than one person.
(2) The proscription set forth in subsection (1)(a) of this section does not prohibit the continued use of any such brands that were previously recorded. Also, such letters and figures may be used on the shoulders of cattle or other locations approved by the department by the owners thereof for the purposes of identifying breed, breed registry, rodeo or show registry, age or similar characteristics, but may not be so used as to conflict with or be confused with a recorded brand.
(3) The department is authorized to modify, rescind or refuse the recording of any brands that are conflicting or that the department believes will blotch, and make any changes in brands deemed necessary to resolve a conflict or correct a design imperfection. Notwithstanding ORS chapter 183, any such modification, change, rescission or refusal of the department may be made by written notice to affected persons and shall be a final order of the department. [1981 c.248 §4; 2003 c.140 §1]Section: Previous 604.005 604.010 604.012 604.015 604.020 604.021 604.022 604.027 604.030 604.032 604.035 604.036 604.040 604.041 604.046 Next
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