N.M. Livestock Board

The New Mexico Livestock Board

2013 Season Fair & Exhibition Rules

Springtime and fair tag-ins bring reminders of exhibition rules for the coming fair season. The N.M. Livestock Board has all current fair requirements and livestock importation requirements posted and available for download on their website www.nmlbonline.com.

Navigation is easy; from the home page simply click on the ‘Import/Export/Exhibition’ link on the left and information regarding fair and exhibition rules will be available for download at the top of the page in pdf format. It’s a good idea to visit the regulations prior to the beginning of the fair season to avoid complications or rejections at the time of the show.

Also, you may contact the NMLB office at 505/841-6161 to have the regulations provided to you via email or fax.

Some quick notes:

  • All out of state livestock must meet proper entry requirements.
  • All in state cattle must follow NM brand rules.
  • Dairy heifers, cows and bulls, 4 MONTHS OF AGE AND OLDER, require a negative TB test with 120 days of show. A USDA Accredited TB-Free herd status will be recognized in lieu of a negative test.
  • Breeding bulls require a negative Trichomoniasis test within 60 days of show.
  • Breeding show heifers must be identified by official breed registry identification.
  • All sexually intact, sheep and goats require official USDA scrapie tags. See pdf link for additional sheep and goat ID requirements.

Again, thoroughly review all rules to avoid frustration at fair time.

Reporting of Lost, Found and Estrays

Also available on the website on the ‘Lost/Found/Estrays’ link, are the list of current found, lost and estrayed livestock. This page contains information about livestock that the board has found, estrayed for breaking of branding rules, livestock running at large, impounded or abandoned livestock. It will also contain reports of livestock reported to be missing by an owner. You may create a lost report of your livestock as well.

Notice of livestock found by the New Mexico Livestock Board will be posted. These animals may be claimed with proof of ownership within 5 days of being found, unless special circumstances exist. The claim form is available in pdf format on the ‘Lost/Found/Estray’ page or may be provided to you by contacting the office.

These items will be available for review immediately when reported. It is our intention that this resource be beneficial in recovery of livestock to the appropriate owner.

Afterhours Livestock Entry Permits

Another item that has changed is livestock entry permits for after hours, weekends, and holidays. Anyone seeking entry permits after hours please call the main number at 505/841-6161 or toll free 800/469-5336. You will be greeted with a detailed message that outlines instruction for obtaining an entry permit. You may also leave a message that will be answered upon the next business day, Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time.

Correction for address in the 2012 Brand Book

A new office address was mistakenly posted in the 2012 Brand Books produced in December. Please disregard that address as the main office address will remain at: 300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Ste 1000, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Our apologies for the misunderstanding and any inconveniences this may have caused.