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LDAF’s Livestock Brand Commission to Host Saddle Microchipping Event May 26

May 12, 2023

For Immediate Release:              
May 12, 2023

Jennifer Finley, Press Secretary – 225-922-1256
Megan Moore, Public Information Director – 225-935-2179

LDAF’s Livestock Brand Commission to Host Saddle Microchipping Event May 26

Baton Rouge, La. – The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s (LDAF) Livestock Brand Commission will host its next saddle microchipping event Friday, May 26, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.  It will be held at the LSU AgCenter’s West Feliciana office located at 10032 West Feliciana Parkway in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

LDAF’s microchip identification program provides all saddle owners in the state of Louisiana the opportunity to have their saddles registered and identified with a microchip implant. If microchipped saddles are ever stolen, the program allows brand officers to confirm ownership and return the property. This service is provided free to the public.

“Saddles are expensive and typically do not have identifiable marks or serial numbers,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “This program offers our equine community a solution to that potential problem. It not only assists with the return of saddles in the event they are stolen, it deters saddle theft altogether.”

This effort is a joint venture of the Livestock Brand Commission, parish sheriff’s offices, other law enforcement agencies, parish cattlemen’s associations, and riding clubs.

Should there be any questions, please contact the Livestock Brand Commission at 225-925-3962.