Livestock Brand Commission

Name Livestock Brand Commission
Contact Person Michelle Ribera - Assistant Commissioner
Mailing Address 5825 Florida Boulevard, Ste 4001
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone Number 225-935-2150
Fax Number 225-923-4900
Board Email
Legal Authority La. R.S. 3:732
Year Created 1944
Organizational Placement Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, Animal Health & Food Safety
Purpose/Function The Livestock Brand Commission is responsible for the protection of property through the investigation of farm related crimes with the main focus on the identification of livestock through registered brands and markings. Five employees across the state are commissioned law enforcement officers who protect lives and property, deter and investigate agricultural related crimes, bring perpetrators to justice and perform other related duties.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 14
Number Currently Serving: 14
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 1
Estimated number in current year: 1
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes A Livestock Brand Commission meeting was held on Thursday, November 02, 2023.

Tentative Minutes of the meeting are posted, since the minutes have not been approved by the commission.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 225-925-3962.
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