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Good evening. Unfortunately, you cannot require your neighbor to build a fence. What you can do is build your own fence. You can also possibly give him incentive to either build a fence or help you pay for a shared fence by informing him that you will file a suit against him if he trespasses, damages your crops and/or plants anything on your property.
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I forgot to mention I do have a small cow calf herd does owning livestock change my situation
Unfortunately, not. Basically under the law, if you want a fence you are obligated to put up your own fence. Most of the time, neighbors can work it out where they share the cost of the fence, but there is no obligation to do so. I'm sorry!