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LDAF’s Livestock Brand Commission to host saddle microchipping event May 31

Press release

For immediate release: May 15, 2024

Baton Rouge, La. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s (LDAF) Livestock Brand Commission will host its next saddle microchipping event on Friday, May 31, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. It will be held at Burton Coliseum located at 7001 Gulf Highway in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in conjunction with the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association.

LDAF’s microchip identification program provides all saddle owners in the state of Louisiana the opportunity to have their saddles registered and identified by using a microchip implant. If microchipped saddles are ever stolen, the program allows brand officers to confirm ownership and return the property. This service is provided free to the public.

“Saddles don’t often have identifiable marks or serials numbers to reference if they are stolen,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “This program provides a tool that can both deter and prove theft, as well as assist with the return of stolen saddles.”

The saddle microchipping program is a joint venture of the Livestock Brand Commission, parish sheriff’s offices, other law enforcement agencies, parish cattlemen’s associations, and riding clubs.

Should there be any questions, please contact the Livestock Brand Commission at 225-925-3962.


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Jennifer Finley, Press Secretary
Megan Moore, Public Information Director

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