cattle guard

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a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle


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Is this what it's going to take before someone builds a proper fence or cattle-grid to keep the sheep out of Marsden?
Jonathan Freer-Smith, 18, told the court that just moments before her death he had managed to pull the stricken mum to safety after her Ugg boot got trapped in the cattle-grid.
"In this specific case, it was ruled that the farmer had failed to do everything within his power to keep his cattle secured in the field.It was stated that the farmer had a duty to make precautions for lack of care by those crossing the field along this heavily used footpath and that `cattle-proof means of access', such as a stile or cattle-grid, should have been in place." Mr Wiper said walkers were expected to observe the Country Code and close gates, but he interpreted the court as saying that if there was stock in a field the farmer should lock the gate, or have a stile or kissing gate.
The cattle-grid system works by turning cow remains from local abattoirs into meat and bone meal, which is then fed into a giant furnace, producing steam to turn the huge power turbines.
"Here on Exmore we regularly see sheep crossing cattle-grids on tiptoes.