Texas Agriculture Code

Sec. § 144.001
Owner’s Marks and Brands


(a)

Each person who has cattle, hogs, sheep, or goats shall have and may use one or more earmarks, brands, tattoos, or electronic devices differing from the earmarks, brands, tattoos, and electronic devices of the person’s neighbors.

(b)

A person who owns a horse may have and use one or more of the following to identify the horse:

(1)

a brand differing from the brand of the person’s neighbors, including a fire or electric heat brand, freeze brand, acid brand, or hoof brand;

(2)

an earmark differing from the earmark of the person’s neighbors;

(3)

a tattoo differing from the tattoo of the person’s neighbors;

(4)

an electronic device; or

(5)

another generally accepted identification method.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1353, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 780, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 368, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
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