New Leadership at the Helm of CDA’s Division of Brand Inspection |

New Leadership at the Helm of CDA’s Division of Brand Inspection

Chris Whitney has been named Brand Commissioner of CDA’s Division of Brand Inspection. Whitney replaces Rick Wahlert, who will be undertaking a high priority project to implement better utilization of information technology with in the division.

The Division of Brand Inspection’s primary responsibility is to protect the livestock industry from loss by theft or straying of livestock. Today, the division administers more than 37,000 livestock brands to identify ownership of cattle, horses, mules, burros, sheep, elk and fallow deer. Livestock inspection is crucial to verify ownership in cases of strayed or stolen livestock, and animal health programs are strengthened by the ability to trace animals to their herd of origin.

For more information on the Division of Brand Inspection, visit

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