Or. Admin. R. 603-014-0016 - Location of Brands on Certain Animals

(1) Cattle. Brands can only be recorded with the Department under the provisions of ORS chapter 604, in the following locations:
(a) Right hip, right ribs, right shoulder, right neck, right jaw;
(b) Left hip, left ribs, left shoulder, left neck, left jaw.
(2) Horses, mules or asses. Brands can only be used or placed on horses, mules or asses and can only be recorded with the Department under the provisions of ORS chapter 604, in the following locations:
(a) Right hip, right stifle, right shoulder, and right jaw;
(b) Left hip, left stifle, left shoulder, and left jaw.
(3) Sheep. Brands can only be used or placed on sheep and can only be recorded with the Department under the provisions of ORS chapter 604, in the following locations for the branding method identified:
(a) Paint brands shall be located on either of two locations on the back of the animal such locations being defined as:
(A) Withers area: From the spinous process of the first thoracic vertebrae posteriorally to the posterior border of the eighth rib, extending on each side to lines parallel to the back line from one-half the distance from the spinous process to the shoulder joint; and
(B) Mid-back area: From the posterior border of the above described withers area posteriorally along the spinous process to the fourth lumbar vertebrae, extending on each side to lines parallel to those side lines described in the withers area.
(b) Such brands shall be situated so that the top of the brand faces toward the head of the animal:
(A) Tattoo brands shall be located on the inside of either of the front legs on the wool-free area above the knee;
(B) Firebrands, freeze brands, or caustic chemical brands shall be located on either nose, left jaw, or right jaw.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-014-0016
AD 647, f. & ef. 11-18-60; AD 849(21-67), f. 9-5-67, ef. 9-13-67; AD 1003(17-73), f. 12-5-73, ef. 12-25-73; AD 1092(15-76), f. & ef. 4-16-76; AD 22-1981, f. & ef. 10-7-81; DOA 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 1-23-04; DOA 6-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-08

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & 604

Stats. Implemented: ORS 604.021

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