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FR-8-06—page 5
Sample Pasture Lease Agreement
(Not a legal document.)
I. Parties:
This lease entered into this ________________________ day of ___________________, ________, between
_____________________________________, landlord, of ____________________________________________
pasture owner
address
hereafter known as “the landlord,” and ____________________________________________, tenant, of
livestock owner
______________________________________________________________________.
address
II. Property Description
The landlord hereby leases to the tenant, to occupy and use for pasture purposes, the following described property:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
consisting of approximately _________________ acres situated in _________________________________________
County (Counties), _________________ (State), and on any other land that the landlord may designate by mutual
written agreement.
B. Review of lease. A request for general review of
III. General Terms of Lease
the lease may be made by either party at least ________
days prior to the final date for giving notice to terminate
A. Term (select one option).
the lease.
1.) Annual lease. The term of this lease shall be
________________, commence on the ________ day
C. Amendments. Amendments and alterations to this
of ____________, and end on the _________ day of
lease shall be in writing and shall be signed by both the
______________.
landlord and tenant.
2.) Continuing lease. The term of the lease shall be
D. No partnership created. This lease shall not be
__________ year(s), commencing on the _________ day
deemed to give rise to a partnership relation, and neither
of ______________, _____, and shall continue in effect
party shall have authority to obligate the other without
from year to year thereafter (as an annual lease) unless
written consent, except as specifically provided in this
written notice of termination is given by either party to
lease.
the other at least _________ days prior to expiration of
the lease or the end of any year of continuation.
E. Binding on heirs. The terms of this lease shall be
(Note: State laws differ on the duration of agricultural leases.)
binding upon the heirs, executors, administrators, and
FR-8-06—page 5
Sample Pasture Lease Agreement
(Not a legal document.)
I. Parties:
This lease entered into this ________________________ day of ___________________, ________, between
_____________________________________, landlord, of ____________________________________________
pasture owner
address
hereafter known as “the landlord,” and ____________________________________________, tenant, of
livestock owner
______________________________________________________________________.
address
II. Property Description
The landlord hereby leases to the tenant, to occupy and use for pasture purposes, the following described property:
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
consisting of approximately _________________ acres situated in _________________________________________
County (Counties), _________________ (State), and on any other land that the landlord may designate by mutual
written agreement.
B. Review of lease. A request for general review of
III. General Terms of Lease
the lease may be made by either party at least ________
days prior to the final date for giving notice to terminate
A. Term (select one option).
the lease.
1.) Annual lease. The term of this lease shall be
________________, commence on the ________ day
C. Amendments. Amendments and alterations to this
of ____________, and end on the _________ day of
lease shall be in writing and shall be signed by both the
______________.
landlord and tenant.
2.) Continuing lease. The term of the lease shall be
D. No partnership created. This lease shall not be
__________ year(s), commencing on the _________ day
deemed to give rise to a partnership relation, and neither
of ______________, _____, and shall continue in effect
party shall have authority to obligate the other without
from year to year thereafter (as an annual lease) unless
written consent, except as specifically provided in this
written notice of termination is given by either party to
lease.
the other at least _________ days prior to expiration of
the lease or the end of any year of continuation.
E. Binding on heirs. The terms of this lease shall be
(Note: State laws differ on the duration of agricultural leases.)
binding upon the heirs, executors, administrators, and
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successors of both landlord and tenant in like manner as
provided to the owner of the pasture. Such
upon the original parties, except as provided by mutual
list shall be kept up to date throughout the
written agreement otherwise.
lease.
d. Not to put any cattle in pasture without
F. Transfer of property. If the landlord should sell or
getting approval from the pasture owner
otherwise transfer title to the farm, such action will be
in advance regarding number, health, sex,
done subject to the provisions of this lease.
breed, and age.
G. Additional agreements regarding terms of lease:
2. The pasture owner agrees:
a. To place the perimeter fences and necessary
_____________________________________________
cross fences in serviceable condition prior to
the date livestock are brought to the pasture
_____________________________________________
and to maintain the fences during the pasture
season.
_____________________________________________
b. To provide an adequate source of water
throughout the pasture season. Violation of
IV. Normal Units — Maximum Allowable:
this subsection shall constitute grounds for
termination of the lease.
Not more than _________ animal units shall be kept in
c. To inform all livestock owners at the time
the pasture at any time. Violation of this provision shall
this contract is completed of any plans for
constitute grounds for termination of the lease unless
putting any male animal(s) into the pasture,
the pasture owner first secures in writing the consent of
including a description and approximate
the lessee. Each 1,000 pounds of average weight for the
dates of entry and withdrawal. Such
pasture period shall be considered an animal unit.
intentions shall be made a matter of record
_______
as follows:
If the pasture owner and the owner of the livestock prefer, they can
use the following basis for calculating animal units: 1 bull, 1.3
Description of Bull(s)
Date of
Date of
animal units; one 1,000 lb. cow, 1 animal unit; 1 yearling steer or
(breed, markings, or registration
Entry
Removal
heifer, 0.8 animal unit; calf, 6 months to 1 year, 0.6 animal unit; calf,
number, etc.)
3 to 6 months, 0.3 animal unit; sheep. 5 per animal unit; horse 1.3
animal units.
V. Duties:
1.) The livestock owner agrees:
In the event the pasture owner should wish to put male
a. Not to pasture livestock known to be
animals not described above into the pasture, he shall
breachy (apt to break fences or break
give all owners of female stock notice of his intention
out of pasture). Should any animal be
to do so at least ________ days in advance of actually
found outside the pasture on at least three
doing so. Owners of female stock shall then have the
occasions, the pasture owner may request its
option of removing female stock without liability for any
removal.
rental charges on the animals removed for the remainder
b. Not to assign his/her rights and duties under
of the season. Failure to remove female stock during the
this lease without the written consent of the
specified length of time shall be interpreted to mean that
pasture owner.
the owner has not objected to the pasture owner’s stated
c. To brand or tag all livestock in a manner
intention and this contract shall continue to be binding.
sufficient to determine identity of ownership.
A written list of all animals beyond weaning
VI. Both Agree:
age entering the pasture together with brand
description and classifications according
1.) Not to obligate the other party. Neither party
to breed, age grouping, and sex shall be
hereto shall pledge the credit of the other party
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hereto for any purpose whatsoever without the
of performing customary seasonal work, not of which
consent of the other party. Neither party shall be
is to interfere with the tenant in carrying out regular
responsible for the debts or liabilities incurred or
operations. Due care shall be exercised to ensure that
for damages caused by the other party.
gates are closed upon entering and leaving the premises.
2.) Responsibilities. Additional responsibilities for
Pasture owner may request right of entry to hunt and
each party shall be divided as follows:
fish.
VIII. Computation of Rent: (Select one method and
Livestock Owner
Pasture Owner
strike out the other not used.)
Inspect fences not
Method I. Per Head per Month Rental:
less than once per
_________
The livestock owner agrees to pay the following rates
per animal unit per month $ ________.____/AUM.
Furnish labor for
repair of fences
Furnish materials
Number
Number
Total
for repair of fences
Head
X
Animal
=
Rent per
Units
Period
Furnish materials
for repair of water
Bulls
$
system
Cows
$
Furnish salt and
Yearling
$
minerals
steers
Count livestock not
Yearling
$
less than once per
heifers
__________
Calves,
$
Call veterinarian in
6 mons.-1 yr.
case of emergency
Calves,
Pay veterinary
3-6 mons.
expenses
Sheep
$
Provide loading
and unloading
Horses
$
facilities
Other
$
Furnish
Total Rent
$
supplementary
feed, if needed
Notify other party
of shortage in
Method II. Per Acre Charge
count
The livestock owner agrees to pay $________ per acre
Provide facilities
for use of the land described in item II.
for fly control
Keep fly control
Method III. Payment for Gain
facilities in working
Livestock shall be weighed prior to entering the pasture
order
at ____________________________ and upon leaving
Liability Insurance
the pasture at __________________ ________________
________________________.
Weighing shall be at the expense of the livestock
VII. Right of Entry:
owner, and in the presence of the pasture owner or his
representative.
Both parties and agents or employees, therefore, shall
have the right to enter the pasture at any time for any
The net increase in weight will be paid at a rate of
legitimate purposes: (a) of consultation with the tenant;
_______________ per pound.
(b) of making repairs, improvements, and inspections;
and (c) after notice of termination of the lease is given,
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Share of Gain Rental:
X.
Arbitration:
The livestock owner agrees to pay _________ percent
In case of disagreement relative to any provision of this
of the value of growing animals at weaning time; and
$_________ per head per month for each non-producing
lease, such dispute shall be referred to an arbitration
animal. (examples: bulls, rams, or cows and heifers
committee composed of one member selected by each
party, and a third member selected by the other two. The
without calves.)
decision of the arbitration committee shall be binding
Except by written consent of the pasture owner, such
upon the parties of this lease.
rental shall be paid on not less than ________________
animal units, regardless of whether or not the minimum
number is actually pastured. If there are less than the
minimum number, the rental shall be calculated on the
basis of the average charge for those cattle in the pasture.
IX.
Payment Schedule
Rent shall be due and payable when all stock has been
removed by the livestock owner, or by the following
schedule:
XI.
Notarization
$_______ on or before _____ day of _______ (month)
Executed in duplicate on the date first above written:
$_______ on or before _____ day of _______ (month)
_____________________________________________
tenant/livestock owner
$_______ on or before _____ day of _______ (month)
_____________________________________________
$_______ on or before _____ day of _______ (month)
landlord/pasture owner
If rent is not paid when due, the tenant agrees to pay
State of _______________________________________
interest on the amount of unpaid rent at the rate of
_______ percent per annum from the due date until paid.
County of _____________________________________
Rental adjustment. Additional rental payment
agreement:
On this ________________ day of ________________ ,
A.D. ____________, before me, the undersigned, a
_____________________________________________
Notary Public in said State, personally appeared ____
________________________, __________________
_____________________________________________
___________ to me known to be the identical persons
named in and who executed the foregoing instrument,
_____________________________________________
and acknowledged that they executed the same as their
voluntary act and deed.
_______________________________________
Notary Public
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