State of California Cattle Protection Board Cattle Brands and Licensed Slaughters 1918. [Cover title: The California Brand Book 1919]
San Francisco: Cattle Protection Board, (1918). Hardcover. Narrow 8vo., pp. 355, red cloth lettered in black. Title page dated 1918. Contents: Brand Districts - Cattle Brands - Index to Cattle Protection Act - Explanatory Synopsis of Act - Licensed Slaughterers. -- Ink blotch to front cover, small separation to the bottom of the title page (about an inch). Stamp of the Dept. of Agriculture on the first free endpaper, writing and drawing of a brand on the front pastedown (see photos). Good +. Item #10358
This book was published under the provisions of the Hide and Brand Law, sponsored by the cattlemen of California, in an attempt to "protect breeders and growers of cattle from theft..." and allow for registrations and other protections. For two years it was administered by the Cattle Protection Board, established in 1917, which was abolished in 1919. Cattle Protection Service thereafter became a part of the Department of Food & Agriculture. -- Shows all recorded cattle brands and the names and addresses of all licensed slaughterers on record. Adams, Rampaging Herd 396.