Wisconsin Statutes and DATCP Rules state that any person may adopt and use a brand on livestock by submitting an application to DATCP that includes your name and address, an image of the brand, livestock to be branded, location site on livestock to be branded, and a recording fee. If the application is approved, DATCP will provide an official brand certificate to the applicant. Brands will expire on December 31, 2014 and every 10th year thereafter.
Official brand recording fees are $20 the first time and $10 for renewals.
If you have a recorded brand and wish to record a different brand, record a different species for the brand, or place the recorded brand on a different location on the livestock, you must submit an application for a first time brand recording with a fee of $20.
If you have a recorded brand and you wish to transfer that brand to a different entity, please contact the division of animal health.
If you would like to print instructions and a blank application to fill out and mail please click here
If you have any questions, contact the Division of Animal Health at (608) 590-8519
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