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Livestock Transportation Handbook
This online version is provided for people who have questions about livestock transportation requirements.
For more information contact the Livestock Identification Division (503-986-4681) or call your local Brand Inspector.

Oregon Livestock Transportation Handbook Introduction (This text is page 1 of handbook)
Livestock Identification requirements have been mandated through the Oregon Legislature by the Livestock Industry in an effort to deter theft.
1. How do livestock stops and Livestock Transportation Report writing aid in theft enforcement and prevention? The thief is most vulnerable when transporting stolen cattle on a public thoroughfare.
2. Chapters 596, 599, 603, 604, and 607 of the Oregon Revised Statutes give the Oregon Department of Agriculture the responsibility of protecting the livestock industry from health-related problems as well as preventing theft of livestock.
3. Detection and enforcement of Oregon Revised Statutes sections enacted to protect the livestock industry can be evidenced from the paperwork required to accompany the load.
4. Violations consist of misdemeanors and felonies.
5. Local Brand Supervisors and Brand Inspectors are available to assist in your investigations and to assist in finding facilities to provide the care for animals in the event of a seizure.
6. This handbook was compiled for use as a field reference guide.

Table of Contents
Oregon Livestock Transportation Handbook
Table of Contents (Click links below to to go these pages) (This is page 3 of the handbook)
Requirements for Transportation (pdf file)Pages 4 & 9
Livestock Transportation Forms (pdf file)Pages 10-13
Reading Brands (pdf file) Pages 14 & 15
Horse Markings (pdf file)Page 16
Dairy Cattle (pdf file)Page 17
Beef Cattle (pdf file)Pages 18 & 19
Common Horse Colors (pdf file)Pages 20 & 21
Guidelines for Emergency Euthanasia of Cattle or Horses  (pdf file)Pages 22 & 23