Dispute over herdsmen’s rights

Neil Lyon
Updated December 17 2015 - 8:36am, first published April 3 2014 - 4:00am
Under the long-standing statute, Mexican stockmen - known as vaquero - are allowed to graze their sheep and cattle herds on privately-owned stubble paddocks or irrigation banks without requiring the permission of the farm owners.
Under the long-standing statute, Mexican stockmen - known as vaquero - are allowed to graze their sheep and cattle herds on privately-owned stubble paddocks or irrigation banks without requiring the permission of the farm owners.

MEXICAN graingrowers attempting to run their farms under conservation farming practices are none too happy about a traditional right of the country's herdsmen to run their stock on farmers' crop stubble country.

Neil Lyon

Neil Lyon

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National machinery writer for Fairfax Agricultural Media.

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