(a) There shall be a renewal period for recording livestock brands with the department which shall be once every three years, beginning with October 1, 2005. All brands recorded on or after October 1, 2005, shall be renewed or rerecorded on or before October 1, 2008, and each three-year period thereafter. At least 90 days prior to the renewal date for all registered brands, the department shall notify all persons having brands registered of the renewal date. On or before the renewal date of all brands, the registered owner thereof shall pay to the department a renewal fee established by the Board of Agriculture and Industries for the first position of the animal on which the brand appears, plus an additional fee established by the Alabama Board of Agriculture and Industries for each additional position on such animal as authorized and provided under subsection (b) of Section 2-15-28. Such additional information needed for renewal as the department may require shall also be furnished on forms provided by the department.
(b) If any livestock owner fails to renew any brand registered in his or her name, the brand shall be forfeited and shall be available to any other applicant for registration as provided under Section 2-15-21.