1. Why should Brand be registered?
Branding is a method of proving ownership or identification of an animal.
2. What is a Brand?
A Brand is any unique design, symbol, word or combination of alphanumeric
characters that can help identify livestock.
3. How can a Brand Be Registered?
· A complete Brand Application Form
- Brand Image that is being registered
- Location of Brand
- Farmer Name( name under which brand ownership is registered)
- Contact Information
· A fee of $10 per year is charged for Brand Registration. Brand
Registration is allowed for a maximum time of 10 years.
· After complete Brand Form is submitted. Brand Availability is reviewed
on the system.
· The Brand Application process is completed within 7 working days.
4. What is the BLR system?
The Belize Livestock Registry is a traceability system in which all bovine cattle
are registered using its tag number. This system helps in livestock identification for
Bovine cattle by providing the cattle origin and amount of cattle at a
specific farm. This along with the brand registration provide proof of ownership.
5. Where to acquire permits?
Both the movement permit and the Livestock Movement Form can be obtain
at the BLPA office, ALAs assigned for the District or any of our authorized agents.
6. What are the rules and regulations for transporting Bovine Cattle?
· Cattle bought must be reported to the ALA so tag number can be
transferred and registered under the new owner’s name. If it
is not reported it is considered a violation to the traceability
system, the buyer and seller will be fined.
· All bovine cattle must have ear tag prior to movement. Transporting any
animal without tag is a violation that results in a fine.
· Movement to another community or district requires a Movement Permit.
· Movement within the same community must be reported.
7. Who should do the tagging for cattle?
Tagging of animals are made by appointments with ALAS or any
other authorized Agent assigned by BLPA.
8. What to do with animal tag after a cattle is slaughtered, dead or stolen?
For cattle found dead or being slaughtered the ear tags and buttons must be cut
off and handed over to ALA. If the cattle has been stolen, owner can provide the
ear tag number so it can be entered in the registry and reported at the checkpoint
and people who issue permits in order to avoid movement of the cattle.
9. When should a bovine cattle be tagged?
It is important to tag newborn cattle before 6 months or prior to
movement. If animal has being tagged and the ear tag was lost. It must
be reported and retagged.