The every-three-year renewal period for livestock brands has just been completed. This means that brands with a 2014 expiration date are now considered expired, and those brand owners may not ship livestock with those brands. You may bring them up-to-date now by clicking the "Renew your Brand" button on the right. It will step you through the process of renewing. If you prefer to print a form and send it in with a check, click here for the form. Using either method, you can now register for 3,6,9 or 12 years at once to avoid going though this process every three years.
Brands that expired in 2008 are now considered terminated. This means that they cannot be renewed, and those images are no longer considered when researching brands for conflicts. Those brand owners who wish to renew with that image must start over apply for it as a new brand.
Brands that expired in 2011 remain in an expired state, but are not terminated until 2017. This means that they are still considered to be existing brands when we are researching new brand images, but livestock with those brands will not pass inspection and will not be allowed to be shipped. To renew these brands, you must pay both for the lapsed renewal period and the current renewal period, a total of $200.
For more information, visit our Brand Department page.