KFGO reports the Board of Animal Health in North Dakota supports raising the state’s cattle brand inspection fee by 25 percent.

The state’s cattle brand inspection fee would increase from 75 cents to a dollar per head and is done to prove ownership of livestock shipped across state borders. This would mark the first fee increase in seven years by the North Dakota Stockman’s Association.

The fee can’t increase until the public hearing which may take place as soon as late June. Supporters hope the fee change takes place by October 1. At a board meeting held Tuesday member decided to not charge a minimum of $5 to inspect five or fewer head.

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Source: www.KFGO.com