New Mexico Livestock Board

The Board is organized under New Mexico law and has existed since 1887 in territorial days.  It is largely self supporting and its budget revenue comes from a statewide mill levy on cattle (a property tax) and from registration and inspection fees.  Its duties include disease control, monitoring the exporting and importing of livestock, exhibition of livestock, lost and found animals, horse rescue, meat inspection, brand inspection and the investigation of livestock thefts.  Now it appears to be an agency of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.

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