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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat May 18, 2019 7:56 am

BR - you are soooo nice!!!
Tenaj - You have to understand - none of us think they smell bad!!! Manure is the smell of money - LOL
There is nothing you can do to stop them from grazing up to their property line - other than renting or buying some of the land and put up a new fence.
If you do anything to keep the cattle away from grazing your neighbors land, you are going to upset your neighbor and he could make trouble for you. You do NOT have any right to try to discourage his cattle from eating HIS grass. You can build a barrier (like your Trump wall) but it must be ON your side of the fence.


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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by Bright Raven » Sat May 18, 2019 7:59 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:56 am
BR - you are soooo nice!!!
Tenaj - You have to understand - none of us think they smell bad!!! Manure is the smell of money - LOL
There is nothing you can do to stop them from grazing up to their property line - other than renting or buying some of the land and put up a new fence.
If you do anything to keep the cattle away from grazing your neighbors land, you are going to upset your neighbor and he could make trouble for you. You do NOT have any right to try to discourage his cattle from eating HIS grass. You can build a barrier (like your Trump wall) but it must be ON your side of the fence.
No joking! I like the smell of cattle and I enjoy looking out and seeing them close by.

By the same token, cattle are a nuisance to some people.
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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by Tenaj » Sat May 18, 2019 8:06 am

Thank you for taking my question seriously Bright Raven, you are the most caring and understanding person on this site I have spoken to so far. That is a true compliment.
Both have been here same timing, since the beginning of time, the properties have been passed down for generations.
I don't really think there are answers when you have one family that live like slobs and another that live with pride and class. I thought perhaps there might be plants I could plant along the fence that would be offensive smell to the cattle so they would move further away. I mentioned before that it's not the cattle I don't like, I just don't like them so close. They are a beautiful creation God has provided us for food and the little ones are really cute. I just was only trying to move them a little further away with scent.
I will continue to try myself and put up my Trump wall, that will help a lot. Was trying to avoid putting up a fence. Thank you for your kindness.

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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by Bright Raven » Sat May 18, 2019 8:09 am

Tenaj wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:06 am
Thank you for taking my question seriously Bright Raven, you are the most caring and understanding person on this site I have spoken to so far. That is a true compliment.
Both have been here same timing, since the beginning of time, the properties have been passed down for generations.
I don't really think there are answers when you have one family that live like slobs and another that live with pride and class. I thought perhaps there might be plants I could plant along the fence that would be offensive smell to the cattle so they would move further away. I mentioned before that it's not the cattle I don't like, I just don't like them so close. They are a beautiful creation God has provided us for food and the little ones are really cute. I just was only trying to move them a little further away with scent.
I will continue to try myself and put up my Trump wall, that will help a lot. Was trying to avoid putting up a fence. Thank you for your kindness.
Thanks for that explanation and the kind words.

Let me understand. The fence that is currently there - is it on the property line? The fence where you propose planting a barrier?
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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by Tenaj » Sat May 18, 2019 8:20 am

Thanks Bright Raven. You are the kindest person on this site! Compliment well deserved.

Both families have been here since the beginning of time and properties have been handed down for generations.

I understand cattle are Gods Creation for us as a great source of food and through time has become an income for plenty of people. I think the animal is beautiful too and the babies are truly adorable.

I will continue to study the cattle to find out what they like and don't like. I would never do mean things to my neighbor - so it is hard for me to understand why someone would not be understanding. There are rotten people in the world and it is really to bad. One thing for sure, I am so glad I am not like them. Thanks for all your time today. You are awesome!

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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by Bright Raven » Sat May 18, 2019 8:24 am

Tenaj wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:20 am
Thanks Bright Raven. You are the kindest person on this site! Compliment well deserved.

Both families have been here since the beginning of time and properties have been handed down for generations.

I understand cattle are Gods Creation for us as a great source of food and through time has become an income for plenty of people. I think the animal is beautiful too and the babies are truly adorable.

I will continue to study the cattle to find out what they like and don't like. I would never do mean things to my neighbor - so it is hard for me to understand why someone would not be understanding. There are rotten people in the world and it is really to bad. One thing for sure, I am so glad I am not like them. Thanks for all your time today. You are awesome!
What I wanted to point out. If the fence is not on the property line but instead closer to your living space, you have the right to put in a fence on the actual property line that would move the cattle farther distance from your living space.
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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat May 18, 2019 8:26 am

Tenaj wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:20 am
Thanks Bright Raven. You are the kindest person on this site! Compliment well deserved.

Both families have been here since the beginning of time and properties have been handed down for generations.

I understand cattle are Gods Creation for us as a great source of food and through time has become an income for plenty of people. I think the animal is beautiful too and the babies are truly adorable.

I will continue to study the cattle to find out what they like and don't like. I would never do mean things to my neighbor - so it is hard for me to understand why someone would not be understanding. There are rotten people in the world and it is really to bad. One thing for sure, I am so glad I am not like them. Thanks for all your time today. You are awesome!
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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by Ky hills » Sat May 18, 2019 9:09 am

I’m like the others on here, being close to cattle doesn’t bother me at all. Our house is literally in between two barns and a barn lot where we feed is behind us.
As to the question about what can be done. Is this a shaded area with trees where they are congregating by the fence line? Or close to a water source? Other wise it looks to me like they would just randomly pass through and shouldn’t be too problematic.

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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by HDRider » Sat May 18, 2019 9:36 am

Tenaj wrote:
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Not a snowflake, do you have cattle living in your backyard, perhaps you like the fresh scent of cowshyt. Might be your favorite cologne too. you might be the one that steps in it then walks in your home with you cowshyt shoes all over your home. Not me!
Cows on three sides and across the road. My cow's shyt don't stink.

People like you made laws like this necessary.

Right to farm laws in the United States deny nuisance lawsuits against farmers who use accepted and standard farming practices and have been in prior operation even if these practices harm or bother adjacent property owners or the general public. ... All 50 states have some form of Right to Farm law.
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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by HDRider » Sat May 18, 2019 9:38 am

What is a "Trump Wall"?
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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by kenny thomas » Sat May 18, 2019 9:58 am

One question, is there a tree or shade there that's making them stay there.
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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by Muddy » Sat May 18, 2019 9:59 am

I think this person is just a troll. Or Bright Raven's another username.

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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by farmerjan » Sat May 18, 2019 10:04 am

I am wondering at Tenaj 's comment about stepping in cowshyt and then walking in one's home. Not liking the smell or the mess. Is this the problem? Do they have to go "through" the cattle to get into and out of their home? It was my understanding that the cows were along the fenceline and she felt it was too close to her house. If, as I read it, both places have been there since time began, then they must have moved into the house that had belonged to family and inherited? Otherwise, they would have been aware of all the smells that go along with the cattle? A cow just dropping a cowpie in the field does not have any lasting odor for very many feet away. If the cows are congregating along the fenceline as was suggested due to shade or water or something, then the smell could become overwhelming, to someone who was not used to it. But again, if these have been there forever, then it is clearly a matter of the occupants not having been raised there and realizing that is what it is.
I agree that the right to farm laws should come into play. I think that if the fences are on the property lines, then Tenaj is not being reasonable in a farming area. A wall that will prevent the sight,sounds, and smells are their only recourse on their own side of the property line. The owner of the adjoining property has the right to run the cattle there, if it is a permitted use of their farm land.
As far as slobs and living with class, if you are in a farm designated area, then you should have already known what is considered to be normal practices. If you want fancy and refined, then a farming area is not for you. There are smells that I find very offensive in cities and in industrial places. But, if I were to go live there, it would be with the knowledge that it is to be expected in that area.
There are too many people who "love the country and looking at the animals grazing on the hillsides" but they want it from a distance. They do not want to deal with the daily real life of farming but only the pastoral sights. Those people should not be living in a farming area. The only other recourse that I see is to use some of the things that are used to discourage animals such as predator scents that might cause the cattle to stay further away from the fences but I don't think there is much proof that it will work. Some types of trees or shrubs that are used as windbreaks will mitigate some of it and shield the house owner from the sights and some smells. Other than that, the houseowner really needs to accept it or to move elsewhere.

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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by Muddy » Sat May 18, 2019 10:07 am

I agree with you, Farmerjan, it's either accept it, or move elsewhere.

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Re: Help Please! How to keep cattle away from my home

Post by alisonb » Sat May 18, 2019 10:08 am

HDRider wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:36 am
Cows on three sides and across the road. My cow's shyt don't stink.

People like you made laws like this necessary.

Right to farm laws in the United States deny nuisance lawsuits against farmers who use accepted and standard farming practices and have been in prior operation even if these practices harm or bother adjacent property owners or the general public. ... All 50 states have some form of Right to Farm law.
Perhaps OP is not American...no mention is made where situated.
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