State of South Dakota
SENATE AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
The Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources at the request of the
State Brand Board
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
revise certain provisions related to out-of-state cattle
brands and to establish a penalty.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
No person may bring cattle branded with a brand registered in another state into the
ownership inspection area for grazing or feeding purposes without a permit authorized by the
board. If the brand is a duplicate of or conflicts with a brand issued pursuant to this chapter, a
permit may only be issued at the discretion of the board. No permit is required if the cattle are
rebranded with a brand registered pursuant to this chapter. The application for a permit shall be
on a form approved by the board and shall be signed by the owner of the cattle. Any calves born
to cattle which are subject to the permit may be branded with the out-of-state brand upon prior
written notice to the board. The calves shall be added to the permit. No cattle or calves subject
to the permit may be removed from the ownership inspection area, sold, or slaughtered without
an ownership inspection.
No person may brand any cattle imported into or purchased within the ownership inspection
area for feeding purposes with a brand registered in another state without a permit authorized
by the board. No permit may be issued if the brand is a duplicate of or conflicts with a brand
issued pursuant to this chapter. The application for a permit shall be signed by the owner of the
cattle. No cattle subject to the permit may be removed from the ownership inspection area, sold,
or slaughtered without an ownership inspection.
A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Any person before bringing into this state and turning loose for grazing purposes
any livestock already branded, shall present to the board a statement of the brand on such
livestock, and if in the judgment of the board, such brand is a duplicate of or in conflict with any
previously registered brand, the board shall so notify the person bringing the livestock into this
state. The board may require the owner of the livestock to rebrand the livestock with a
nonconflicting brand prior to turning the livestock loose. A violation of this section is a Class