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Old 09-25-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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As a previous poster put it, it depends on the state/county laws. Here in NE GA when I had horses, I carried extra insurance because if my critters got out and got hit I was lible. The joys of living "country" is dealing with the critters. The cost of putting up a hot wire is pretty cheap and if I a little old lady of 58 can put it up all by myself anyone can. It will solve the OP's problems and no more cow poo or them wandering on to your property.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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Where I live , the sharing of the property line fence is described in the law.

Our township supervisors recently were out to enforce it when a guy with about 100 Angus cows wanted a fence built along a property line with a neighbor who crop farms and has no cattle.

Where we are, it states the minimum strands of barb wire and the maximum distance apart for the posts.

If one party wants a different fence ( more strands of wire,posts closer, woven wire etc) then that person is responsible for the added cost and extra labor.

As posters have stated, laws vary---------but yes, that is part of the responsibility of " living the country life "
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:33 AM
 
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I'd suggest buying some razor wire( you see it on top of prisons and also in big cities atop private walls and fences) but I like cows and having them come into my yard wouldn't bother me. Help him fix the fence or fix it yourself and then laugh about it. Be a good neighbor.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: In a happy place
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... and no more cow poo ...
Personally, I'd like to have some of that 'cow poo'.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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Just get a dog, the cows will stay away from the dog.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Also, a point to remember about property lines and fences------

Unlike the city/subdivisions where many homeowners are advised to build a fence inside their property, in rural/farm areas you darn well better build it exactly on the property line .

Many people have bought land and the survey showed the fence was not the believed to be property line.

In every case I have come across ( where I live) the old fence line has won out in court over the new survey.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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"citiots"..............I Love It.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Thank goodness around here it is the livestock owner's rsponsibility to keep them in. It is the law ! Open range went out a long time ago.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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Where I live it,also, is the livestock owners' responsibility to keep them off the roads.

However, in order to get the owner to pay for damages to your car, you have to prove that the owner has a history of his cattle getting out and being on a road.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Sequoyah County USA
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