The shipper or person in charge of cattle being shipped or offered for inspection
is responsible for sorting out stray animals and identifying such strays to the brand
inspector prior to inspection.
(a) Any expense for feed and transportation incurred in the recovery of stray animals
shipped without inspection, or shipped for inspection at destination, without the
knowledge and consent of the owner, shall be recovered from the person responsible
for the shipment.
(b) Any person failing to cut out or identify stray animals which are shipped without
inspection or shipped for inspection at destination shall pay a penalty upon a first
violation of fifty dollars ($50) for each animal; upon a second violation within
the same 12-month period, a penalty of one hundred dollars ($100) for each animal;
upon a third violation within the same 12-month period, a penalty of two hundred dollars
($200) for each animal; and upon the fourth or subsequent violation within the same
12-month period, a penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) for each animal to the Bureau
of Livestock Identification which is in addition to any other penalty provided by
(c) For purposes of determining subsequent violations, each shipment of cattle to
a single destination point in one calendar day constitutes one violation.
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