2019 PRCA Rule Book
R7.2 Ownership and Numbering of Livestock.
R7.2.1 Permanent Brand. All riding event livestock must have a legible permanent ownership brand and a legible permanent number brand (either a hot brand or a freeze brand) and must be on the Stock Contractor’s master stock list in PROCOM a minimum of one day prior to the stock draw. Inspection of ownership brands of riding event livestock of Stock Contractors will be done at all PRCA-sanctioned events. Inspection will be done by PRCA judges. If number or ownership brands are “haired over” or blurred, such brands must be clipped, if requested; or re-branded as to be readable at all times. All brands must be on PROCOMS list one day prior to the stock draw, if they are not on the list in PROCOM, they cannot be used in the draw. Failure to have an acceptable, legible number or legible ownership brand shall result in a fine of $250.00 per animal. R7.2.2 Exceptions. Any exceptions to the permanent brand Rule must be approved by the Director of Rodeo Administration. R7.2.3 No Duplicate Numbers . No Stock Contractor or First Year Stock Contractor may use duplicate identification numbers on stock owned by said Stock Contractor or First Year Stock Contractor. Any Stock Contractor or First Year Stock Contractor using duplicate identification numbers shall be subject to a $100.00 fine per duplication. R7.3.1 Ear Tags or Permanent Brand. Tie-down roping animals may be identified with permanent, factory-numbered ear tags and/or permanent brand, which must be on the right side, except in those states that require tags in the left ear. All tie-down roping animals at a given rodeo must be tagged on the same side. Any placement of tags in the left ear must be approved by the tie-down roping Event Representative and the Director of Rodeo Administration. R7.3.2 Steer Wrestling Cattle. Steer wrestling cattle must be identified either with a permanent brand on the left side or a horn brand on the left side and an ear tag in the left ear that matches the branded number. In addition, all steers must have a right horn brand 1-2 inches from the base with a year brand in which they are used at PRCA rodeos. R7.3.3 Team Roping and Steer Roping Cattle. Team roping and steer roping cattle must be identified with a permanent brand on the right side. All brands on steer roping steers must include an “S” as well as a number. R7.3.4 Cattle Not Properly Identified. Timed event cattle not properly identified with brands (or tags for tie-down roping animals) will result in a $25 fine per head, unless otherwise approved for use prior to competition by the Event Representative and the Director of Rodeo Administration. R7.4 No Hold Overs. No cattle that have been used may be held over from one R7.3 Identification of Timed Event Cattle.
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