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LIVESTOCK BRANDS PRINTED

More than 20,000 livestock brands and earmarks appear in the 1991 Utah Livestock Brand Book available from the Utah Department of Agriculture.

Many of the brands and earmarks have been owned by ranching families since the pioneer days, said Terry Menlove, the department's bureau chief of livestock identification.The book is used by law enforcement officials as an address book for the state's livestock. It's a working tool for farmers and ranchers and a collector's item for Western buffs.

The book is published in conjunction with state law, which requires brand renewals every five years.

The hardbound books are $25 each and are available through the Utah Department of Agriculture, Animal Identification Bureau, 350 N. Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.