Brand Recording
The North Dakota Stockmen's Association has been recording brands since 1993 when the brand program transferred from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.

There are over 22,000 brands recorded in North Dakota. Brands are registered for cattle horses, mules, buffalo, swine and sheep.

Renewal Period
All current brands will expire Jan. 1, 2021.  Renewal notices will be sent 6 months prior to the expiration date.
If you have a change of address, notify the North Dakota Stockmen's Association office to ensure delivery.

Application process

Who can record a brand?

Brand recording tips

Brand positions


Transfer of Ownership

What size should my branding iron be?

Can I freeze brand?

Don't botch with a blotch - branding tips



Downloadable application and brand transfer forms are available. Click on a form below.

When selling livestock, use this bill of sale form)
ATTENTION: The Brand Bill of Sale/Brand Transfer
is used to authorize ownership changes on a
brand recording only.
It does not qualify as a bill of sale for livestock purchases
and is not used for buying or selling livestock.
North Dakota Stockmen's Association * 407 S. 2nd St. * Bismarck, ND 58504 * 701-223-2522 *