I have to agree with the others. The neighbors who had the cattle had to have had plenty of warning that the property was being sold. New owners have no reason to want someone else's cattle on their property. They should have been making plans to move their cattle well before you bought he property!
It sounds very much like they are taking advantage of you. I would tell him to come get his cattle and rent a bobcat or hire someone else to do the work.
It has already been 3 weeks. Your neighbor has NO reason to do what you are asking. He is getting something for free by not doing what you ask. Why would he change that? He has shown disrespect to the previous owner by letting his cattle get things into such a state that it needed repair.
Have you also thought about the potential for liability if his cattle cause damage...or if something happens to his cattle while they are on your land?
IMO...set a line not to be crossed and set it now. Good fences make for good neighbors.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be ****ed if you do, and ****ed if you don't. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Last edited by Nitefeatherz; 06-21-2012 at 08:08 PM.