Farmers who let their livestock run loose could get fined

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Charles City, Iowa – Farmers in Floyd County are going to have to start making sure their gates are shut so livestock can’t get out. If they don’t, they now could be facing a possible fine.

A livestock at-large ordinance has been approved in Floyd County. Doug Kamm, on the Floyd County Board of Supervisors, says loose farm animals has been a problem for 25 years and that it has caused a few incidents.

The farmer will get two warnings, but after that, he is susceptible to get a misdemeanor or county fraction. Fines could also reach up to $750.

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