Montana Department of Livestock

Here to serve the people of Montana and its livestock industry.

The Brands Enforcement Division:  The goal of the Brands Enforcement Division is to provide the livestock industry with professional law enforcement and investigative work in the tracking of livestock ownership and in the deterrence and/or resolution of related criminal activities.

Montana has 16 Livestock Districts.  Each District covers a specific area in Montana comprised of blocks of or connected counties.

Brand Inspector Districts

 

Montana has 16 Livestock Districts. Each District covers specific Montana counties. To find a local inspector in your county or area, look for your county in the “Counties Covered” column. Then click on the District (in the first column) assigned to your county. A complete list of local inspectors will then be available for you to select from.

MT LIV District information
District Number Counties Covered District Investigator and Phone Number
District 4 Covering: Carbon, Stillwater, and Sweet Grass County

Vacant

For assistance, please contact: Travis Elings
406-208-8012

District 5 Covering: Glacier, Liberty, Pondera, and Toole County

Vacant

For assistance, please contact: Dan Bugni
406-660-0471

District 6 Covering: Bighorn, Rosebud, and Treasure County

Matt Noyes
406-860-2177

District 7 Covering: Daniels, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Valley County

Bob Walden
406-439-2819

District 9 Covering: Beaverhead and Madison County

Cheryl Marchesseault
406-596-0831

District 10 Covering: Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli, and Sanders County

Dustin Datisman
406-240-0830

District 11 Covering: Golden Valley, Musselshell, Wheatland, and Yellowstone County

Shawn Hando
406-220-1081

District 12 Covering: Broadwater, Gallatin, Madison, Meagher, and Park County

Ted Wall
406-220-0379

District 13 Covering: Fergus, Judith Basin, and Petroleum County

Dalton Brown
406-350-1054

District 14 Covering: Cascade, Northern Lewis & Clark, and Teton County

Paul Johnson
406-231-0268

District 15 Covering: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders County

Wes Seward
406-475-1107

District 16 Covering: Blaine, Hill, and Phillips County

Justin Simenson
406-654-4009

District 17 Covering: Carter, Fallon, and Wibaux County

Jake Eshelman
406-951-0587

District 18 Covering: Dawson, McCone, Praire, and Richland County

Robin O'Neil
406-989-0017

District 19 Covering: Custer, Garfield, and Powder River County

Dusty Buffington
406-951-0424

District 25 Covering: Deer Lodge, Granite, Jefferson, Southern Lewis & Clark, Powell, and Silver Bow County

Randy Poser
406-439-2890

Chouteau County Covering: Chouteau County

County Stock Inspector - Matt Guderjahn
406-621-0017

 

MT LIV Distric Supervisors

Jay Bodner,
Division Administrator
Helena Brands Office
406-444-2925

Ty Thomas,
Assistant Administrator
Lewistown
406-439-2645

Travis Elings,
Eastern Area Supervisor
Billings
406-208-8012

Dan Bugni,
Western Area Supervisor
Dillon
406-660-0471

 

If you are interested in becoming a local brand inspector, please reach out to your local District Investigator for information.

 

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