Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

The department is having a number of displays produced that offer education material for backyard bird owners.

Below is a mock up of such a display.



 Horse Roping/Tripping Information

In 2015 the Utah Legislature passed H.B. 261 Substitute “Horse Tripping Amendments”; creating reporting requirements for venues holding horse roping or tripping events.

This page contains important information regarding your facility's responsibility on what to report, when to report it, and the consequences for failing to report these events.

Please access these links and let the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) know if you have any questions.

Thank you


Horse tripping reporting requirements

What you need to know about horse tripping events - Brochure

The information requested below is required following the passage of H.B 261 





This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Commissioner's Office
(801) 538-7103

UHRC Approved Application for License and Racing Privileges

In 1992, the Utah Legislature passed the Utah Horse Racing Act that established a regulatory process for monitoring the horse racing industry. A five-member commission is appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate that oversees the process and makes periodic changes based on needs or industry input.

UDAF administers the Act because of its importance to the market value of Utah horses. Commission sanctioned tracks and races are important in establishing recognized times for Utah quarter horses. During the past year, nearly half of the horses running on sanctioned tracks received Rating of Merit (ROM), an index that helps establish horse values and stud fees. Without Utah's regulatory system and commission to oversee the State's Quarter Horse races, the races and associated times would not be recognized by national and international groups. This would result in the loss of millions of dollars of value to our horse industry.

Utah Horse Racing Rules & Regulations are available in hard copy only at this time. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (801) 538-7103 to request a copy.


Licensing and Fee Information

Licensed As

Annual Fee

Forms and Instructions

Department Contact

Combined Owner/Trainer
Kathleen Mathews
(801) 538-7103
Owner, Trainer, Assistant Trainer, Jockey
Jockey Room Attendant, Colors Attendant, Paddock Attendant, Security Guard, Stable Gate Man, Security Investigator, Concessionaire, Clocker
Pony, Groom, Valet


Utah Code and Administrative Rules Relating to Horse Racing


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Domestic Elk Manager
(801) 538-7173
(801) 538-7169 fax

The Utah Legislature joined many other states in 1997 by passing the Domesticated Elk Act and thereby creating a domestic elk industry in the state. Listed below are sources that offer comprehensive information about elk farming in Utah. For further information, contact Leslie McFarlane, Domestic Elk Manager, at (801) 538-7173.

General Information

Importation into Utah

Elk Producer Forms

Utah Code and Administrative Rules Relating to Elk Ranching

Related Links


Mother and young daughter feeding baby calf.

Animal agriculture in Utah represents the single largest sector of farm income in Utah. At a value of more than $1 billion, and with 25 of the state’s 29 counties reporting livestock as the dominant agricultural sector, the UDAF spends considerable energy maintaining a healthy and prosperous industry, and reporting our actions to Utah citizens.

The various programs listed here offer services that: protect Utah livestock from, and reduce the effects of foreign and domestic diseases; increase the market value of Utah livestock; promote and ensure animal health and productivity; protect human health; and prepare for and respond to emergency situations involving animals.


Animal Industry Division Newsletter

Read the current and past issues of the Animal Industry Newsletter, started September 2016.

September 2016

       May 2017

 Veterinary Feed Directive

Information about January 1 2017 directive 

   Horse Roping/Tripping Information 

 Horse Roping/Tripping Information

Horse/Mule Inspection Inspections

Inspection requirements flyer

Steps to prevent the spread of Avian influenza

Statement regarding Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza discovered in Utah, California, Oregon, and Washington and resource material for poultry owners to prevent its spread. 
USDA website for keeping birds healthy.
Avian Influenza Safeguards brochure for Utah bird owners.


Animal Health


Animal Import Requirements




Brand Inspection & Registration


For Veterinarians




Meat & Dairy Processing


Poultry & Eggs


Utah Community Spay & Neuter Program


Raccoons and Coyotes


Wildlife Services