C.R.S. Section 35-53-105
Inspection before shipment

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(1)

Whenever any cattle, horses, or mules are to be transported from any point within this state to any point within or without this state, it is the duty of the transportation company and the person selling and delivering cattle, horses, or mules to other persons for transportation to make application to the state board of stock inspection commissioners or some duly authorized brand inspector of the board to inspect the brands and earmarks of any such cattle, horses, or mules, stating in the application the time when and the place where the animals will be ready for inspection, giving sufficient notice for the inspector to appear at the place designated in such application, and to provide adequate corrals to inspect such cattle, horses, or mules in daylight. It is the duty of such inspector, or some other inspector to be designated by the board, to appear at the place designated in such application and inspect such cattle, horses, or mules, make the necessary record, and give the necessary certificate required by the provisions of this article.

(2)

Whenever any cattle, horses, or mules are to be driven from any point within this state to any point within or without this state, it is the duty of the owner or person in charge of such animals to make application to the state board of stock inspection commissioners or some duly authorized inspector of the board to have the same inspected.

(3)

In all cases of cattle, horses, or mules transported by rail, the place of inspection shall be at some stockyard at the proposed point of shipment of such animals. All cattle, horses, or mules to be transported by truck or by similar conveyance within this state or beyond its boundaries shall be inspected at the point of origin or some convenient unloading point en route designated by the state board of stock inspection commissioners or one of its inspectors before being transported from the state or within the state. Cattle, horses, or mules to be driven beyond the boundaries of the state shall be inspected not less than three miles from the state line or at some convenient point designated by the state board of stock inspection commissioners or by one of its duly authorized brand inspectors before being driven from the state.

(4)

This section shall not apply to:

(a)

Unbranded registered purebred horses leaving a Colorado licensed race track that are accompanied by a bill of lading or statement showing the point of loading and the destination;

(b)

and (c)(Deleted by amendment, L. 92, p. 161, § 1, effective April 2, 1992.)(d) Cattle, horses, or mules being driven or transported by truck to a Colorado licensed public livestock market within the state, where Colorado brand inspection is maintained, that are accompanied by a shipper’s certificate and agreement, signed by the owner or person in charge and showing the point of origin, the point of destination, and the brands on such cattle, horses, or mules being transported;

(e)

Cattle being transported by truck to a Colorado licensed packing house where all of the cattle slaughtered are inspected by a Colorado brand inspector immediately prior to slaughter, accompanied by a shipper’s certificate and agreement, signed by the owner, showing the point of origin, the point of destination, and the brands on such cattle being transported;

(f)

Cattle, horses, or mules being driven or transported within the boundaries of the state between established ranges, pastures, and properties owned, leased, or under the control of the owner of such livestock, so long as such livestock are not being driven or transported more than seventy-five miles from the point of origin and are not changing ownership. If such livestock are being driven or transported by road, the shortest passable road route shall be used. All such cattle, horses, or mules being transported and excepted by this paragraph (f) shall be accompanied by a statement, signed by the owner or person in charge, showing the point of origin and the destination and the brands on such cattle, horses, or mules being transported.

(g)

Any registered purebred beef or dairy cattle being transported to or from the national western stock show or the Colorado state fair, if such beef or dairy cattle are accompanied by registration papers identifying the legal owner;
(h)(Deleted by amendment, L. 92, p. 161, § 1, effective April 2, 1992.)(i) Any cattle, horses, or mules which are used in rodeo competition within the state of Colorado and which are branded with the owner’s state-recorded ownership brand, together with a contest number identification brand, when being transported between rodeos within the state of Colorado, but only if the same have first been inspected by an authorized brand inspector and the fees therefor paid at the beginning of the rodeo season before the cattle, horses, or mules have been moved from the owner’s headquarters unless circumstances arise which will justify an inspection for brands by an authorized Colorado brand inspector. Inspection by an authorized brand inspector and collection of the brand inspection fee shall be required prior to any change of ownership or other disposal of such cattle, horses, or mules. In addition, any cattle, horses, or mules purchased for use in rodeo competition shall be inspected by a Colorado brand inspector and a Colorado brand certificate issued before any such livestock is branded with the rodeo stock owner’s state-recorded ownership brand. The exemption granted by this paragraph (i) shall not apply to any cattle, horses, or mules used in rodeo competition for which the requirements of this paragraph (i) have not been met.

(5)

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent an authorized Colorado brand inspector from investigating and inspecting any cattle, horses, or mules being driven or transported in this state to determine if the requirements of this section have been met. If no violations have occurred, no official inspection shall be deemed to have been made nor shall any brand inspection fee be charged. If any violation is found, the brand inspector may require an official inspection of such livestock and collect the fee therefor, or may seek prosecution of the offender pursuant to section 35-53-112, or both.

Source: Section 35-53-105 — Inspection before shipment - place, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-35.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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Brand inspection fee - animal shares - minimum fee - waiver permit - rules - definition
35–53–102
Duties of brand inspector
35–53–103
False report - certificate - penalty
35–53–105
Inspection before shipment - place
35–53–106
Substitution of animals - penalty
35–53–107
Disposition of stock taken by officer
35–53–108
Disposition of estrays
35–53–109
Amount received paid to owner
35–53–110
Proceeds claimed within three years
35–53–111
Sanitary rules as to movement of livestock - quarantine - penalty
35–53–112
Shipping prior to inspection - penalty
35–53–113
Definitions
35–53–114
Inspector may refuse certificate
35–53–115
Inspection and transportation of hides - fee - records
35–53–116
Hides inspected - fee - seizure
35–53–117
Officer may inspect vehicle
35–53–118
Officer may sell carcasses
35–53–119
Livestock, carcasses, or proceeds of sale
35–53–120
Penalty
35–53–121
Owners’ transportation permit
35–53–122
Duty to exhibit permit
35–53–123
Inspection report of officer
35–53–124
Penalty
35–53–125
Inspection at point of origin
35–53–126
Inspection at market - penalty
35–53–127
Brand inspection contracts
35–53–128
Brand inspectors - powers of arrest
35–53–129
Permanent permit for rodeo and other horses - rules
35–53–130
Annual transportation permit for cattle or alternative livestock - rules
35–53–131
Sheep inspection districts
35–53–132
Failure to give notice
35–53–133
Inspection fee - range movements
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§ 35-53-105’s source at colorado​.gov