HONOLULU – The state is reminding livestock owners that they have until the end of the month to re-register their brands or lose their rights to them.
Hawaii law requires livestock owners to register their brand every five years to secure its validity and individuality.
The state Department of Agriculture said Thursday that there were 700 registered brands in Hawaii between 2005 and 2010, but only 425 have re-registered their brands.
The department’s Livestock Disease Control Branch manager and veterinarian, Jason Moniz, said owners may potentially lose the right to their brand if they don’t reregister by Dec. 31.
Owners should contact the Livestock Disease Control Branch for more information.