May 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE Using a hot brand to permanently mark cattle and horses remains the legal proof of ownership in western South Dakota. But one piece of that Old West tradition is changing in the digital age. Continue Reading
April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic
SD rancher: New USDA plan better, but brands vital part of identification.
April 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) A legislative panel is reviewing the state Brand Board’s decision to increase the fee for livestock inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota.
January 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee recommended legislation Thursday that could lead to a new fee for some types of livestock brand inspections. Continue Reading
January 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic
SB 21 changes the term “livestock” to “cattle.” The legislation doesn’t address who should be responsible for abandoned horses.
August 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) The fee for brand inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle and horses in western South Dakota will increase on Sept. 1.
June 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic
The 10-cent-a-head increase in inspection fees is intended to cover the agency’s costs for about three years. Continue Reading
December 19, 2010 in INFORUM
MCLAUGHLIN, S.D. John Foster was 14 when he woke up with a raw and burning spot on his back after being passed out drunk. Someone had heated the flat side of a knife over a glowing red kitchen stove and seared a brand into his tender flesh. Continue Reading