S.D. chief brand inspector steps down


Bob Mercer, KELOLAND.com (SD)

Jan 6, 2021


PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) The South Dakota Brand Board accepted the resignation of Dan Bothwell as chief brand inspector Wednesday.


He held the post since 2015. The position will be advertised.


South Dakota requires cattle, horses and mules to be branded for ownership identification purposes west of the Missouri River. In recent years, 1.5 million to 1.8 million head have been inspected. Ranchers pay fees for the service, and state government pays the inspectors.


The counties are Corson, Perkins, Harding, Dewey, Ziebach, Meade, Butte, Stanley, Haakon, Lawrence, Pennington, Lyman, Jones, Gregory, Tripp, Mellette, Todd, Jackson, Bennett, Oglala Lakota, Custer and Fall River.


The state board...