(1) Under the brand laws of the state only hot iron brands will be recognized by the Department of Livestock, Brands Enforcement Division on all livestock, with the exception that freeze brands may be applied to:

(a) horses, mules, or asses; and

(b) cattle only as provided in ARM 32.18.109.

(2) The hot iron or freeze brand must peel or heal to be valid for ownership.

(3) Fresh brands shall not be used to transfer ownership without bill of sale to prove ownership.

(4) A bill of sale may also be required to prove ownership of livestock with multiple brands.

History: 81-1-102, MCA; IMP, 81-1-102, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 150, Eff. 10/26/90; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1679, Eff. 10/26/07; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 538, Eff. 4/12/13; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 966, Eff. 6/7/13.