Wandering Stock (Sheep, Cattle, Horses)


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Marlborough is at Orange level of the Covid-19 Protection Framework (the traffic light system).

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Wandering Stock (Sheep, Cattle, Horses)

Cow wandering onto a public road.

Stock wandering on roads, particularly at night, can create serious traffic hazards. Animal Control removes and impounds livestock from public roads and public places. Impounded animals are held until claimed or disposed of. The stock owner is liable for impounding fees, any cartage and sustenance costs.

Stock wandering onto privately owned land is a matter to be resolved between land and animal owners.

Adequate fencing is required to ensure stock grazing in vineyards is prevented from wandering. Stock owners are liable for any damage caused by their stock wandering onto the road if the presence of stock on the road is due to the owner’s negligence.

Anyone seeing wandering stock on the road should ring Animal Control, phone: 520 9033, or call Police on *555 or 111.

See schedule of impounding fees