If your brand has expired, now's the time to renew
July 13, 2017
The Wyoming Livestock Board announced on June 21, 2017 they have finished with the 2017 brand renewal list, which amounted to a total of 8,406 brands.
Of that number, the board was able to successfully renew 80 percent of the brands, according to a news release by the organization. This means, however, that 20 percent of the brands due for renewal have not been renewed and are, therefore, on the delinquent list.
Those 20 percent of the brands on the delinquent list will be held for the rightful owners until December 31, 2017, but with an additional delinquent fee attached for renewal. Those brands not renewed by January 1, 2018 will be added to the current list of abandoned brands and will be made available to the public on a first come, first served basis.
The news release stated that the majority of the brands on the delinquent list were due to addresses in the boards files that were no longer current and without a proper forwarding address. The Wyoming Livestock Board's website contains a complete list of the delinquent brands as well those brands that have been abandoned and are now publicly available. They ask those concerned to visit the website to make sure their brand is not listed as delinquent or abandoned, and to check to see if anyone they know is on the list.
They also ask that anyone browsing the list who knows of any producers who have moved or live in another state to contact the board at 307-777-7515.