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"For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills." -- Psalm 50:10
This guide is designed to serve the research and information needs of students researching beef production and management.
Angus cows grazing on grass and forage kochia in Utah. Photo by Peggy Greb, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws
Missouri is not a free range state, so "all livestock must be enclosed within a pasture and have adequate shelter within those enclosures. Livestock owners must fence in or restrain their animals on their own land. Failure to fence in or restrain animals can lead to owner liability for the damages caused by wandering animals."