Branding and earmarking animals

Guidelines for identifying different animals with brands or earmarks.


Manufacturers and suppliers

View a list of manufacturers and suppliers of branding irons and earmarking pliers. Includes contact and product details.

Sheep and goats

Learn more about the requirements for paint branding and earmarking of sheep and goats in Queensland.

Earmarking cattle

Find out about cattle earmark codes and shapes, earmark positions, and how to apply and source earmark pliers in Queensland.

Branding cattle and horses

Learn about the requirements for branding cattle and horses, and earmarking cattle in Queensland.

Branding pigs

Read how all pigs of 30kg or more (live weight) must bear a registered brand (tattoo) before being sold in Queensland. Find out how to register a pig brand.