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Neighbors complain about livestock
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Brad in IN    Posted 10-04-2002 at 14:48:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, it finally has arrived. A neighbor of a farmer who raises elk on his 80 acre farm is comlaining because of the bugling at night. I guess it is rutting season for them. Anybody getting complaints from neighbors over bawling cows or other critters?
I guess some people move to the country and then complain that there are no sidewalks too.

Bandit    Posted 10-07-2002 at 12:33:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
It gets depressing coming on here and reading what is happening with you guys. There hasn't been too much of that in our area. Yet. The Cattlemen's Assoc. had a speaker a while back his his presentation was "They are coming"
it was about people sueing over electric fences smell, noise... etc...People are very sad... How can can builing houses inprove a farm?...

Ray    Posted 10-06-2002 at 05:08:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Get involved and stay involved with local politics, dont let them change the laws to favor them, dont let greed blind you, dont sell them the land or do so with stipulations to prevent such development. Its your town/county dont let the yuppies take over and then complain about it. Fight the urge to take the money and run, its their only weapon and you all fall to it too quickly. I know its almost impossible not to sell but think of what your giving up besides the land.
Anything worth having is worth fighting for. We all have to learn to fight the urges and greed.

George    Posted 10-05-2002 at 17:51:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have that problem here too. Our area has become the place where suburbanites move to have five acres and a pony. They really increase the value of the land, but with them comes the extra regulations of what you can do with your land. They want it to be like the city, but without the neighbors. Real farmers eventually sell their land to developers for ridiculous prices, then move farther out. Change is stressful and getting very expensive. Sorry I don't have any suggestions.

RayP(MI)    Posted 10-05-2002 at 05:27:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Neighbor has a large pig brooding operation a mile north of us. I can tell every time the wind is out of the North! On the other hand, I am backing his right to pig farm, 'cause if he goes, my rabbits, sheep and llamas will be the next!
Right to farm legislation is crutial. If you don't have it, get it!

Prideofthesouth    Posted 10-04-2002 at 18:23:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have trouble with my neighbors in Arkansas taking my cattle from the rear. Puttin' Texas Pete up there hasn't stopped them. Any suggestions?

Ron/PA    Posted 10-04-2002 at 18:20:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seem like the night for this topic, I can't help you in your area, but here in PA. If you are zoned AG. or AG. holding your animals can make all the noise they want.
We have a fellow that built a new home on the edge of a poultry farm. About 6 weeks after he moved in, the fellow came to me screaming about the smell of manure on his pet beagle. He told me that the one thing he can't stand is the smell of chicken sh*t and his dog rolled in it. I told him about building on the edge of a chicken farm and he let me know that the realator promised him that they did not grow chickens on the chicken farm any more.????????
Sorry for your neighbors luck, but here in hooterville, they would be politely told to buzz off.

Rusty 2N    Posted 10-04-2002 at 18:14:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I farmed on the coast the land bordered on the city limits line & it was in the contract for new buyers that this was farmland & the noises & smells were just part of the deal. If you want it guieter go further out.

LH    Posted 10-04-2002 at 17:21:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most places now have a right to farm act in their legislation. If the fella has had elk for some time I think he would be OK, and it's not like he can go out and quiet them down.

DeadCarp - No Free Lunch    Posted 10-04-2002 at 18:00:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's always interesting when developers build a whole pack of houses under a runway somewhere, thus guaranteeing that a few years down the road, some folks who bought one cuz it was cheap, will start a lawsuit against the airport that was there decades ago! Don't the courts make allowances for a lick of sense(?) Same thing applies to people who buy anything cheap, anywhere, anytime! SURE it has drawbacks, Yup, You Bet, why do they think it was cheap?

Bob /Ont.    Posted 10-04-2002 at 18:23:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes but if they can drive that reason out of business they just increased the resale value of their property didn't they. An old friend of ours had a local woman come by asking him to sign a pettition against our local airport. He asked "why?". She said "the noise". Strangest thing was that she was DEAF.
Later Bob

suggestion    Posted 10-04-2002 at 17:05:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
screwum-neighbors, that is.

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