Cattle Protection through Brand Inspection
Jeff Schafer, chairman
The association has a strong commitment to the protection of the livestock industry. For instance, it was successful through legislative process, in establishing a state brand inspection program in 1953. Since then, the association has coordinated the program that is staffed by a chief brand inspector, deputy brand inspector, two field representatives, 30 full-time and part-time market inspectors and nearly 150 local inspectors whose jobs are solely to protect your livestock from loss and theft.
Approximately 1 million cattle are inspected annually for ownership in North Dakota. The NDSA offers up to a $14,000 reward, subject to the approval of its board of directors, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person stealing cattle or horses within North Dakota.