A hired herdsman who is paid with milk, may milk with the consent of the owner the best (cow) out of ten; such shall be his hire if no (other) wages (are paid).
The herdsman alone shall make good (the loss of a beast) strayed, destroyed by worms, killed by dogs or (by falling) into a pit, if he did not duly exert himself (to prevent it).
But for (an animal) stolen by thieves, though he raised an alarm, the herdsman shall not pay, provided he gives notice to his master at the proper place and time.
If cattle die, let him carry to his master their ears, skin, tails, bladders, tendons, and the yellow concrete bile, and let him point out their particular. marks.
But if goats or sheep are surrounded by wolves and the herdsman does not hasten (to their assistance), lie shall be responsible for any (animal) which a wolf may attack and kill.
But if they, kept in (proper) order, graze together in the forest, and a wolf, suddenly jumping on one of them, kills it, the herdsman shall bear in that case no responsibility.
On all sides of a village a space, one hundred dhanus or three samyathrows (in breadth), shall be reserved (for pasture), and thrice (that space) round a town.
If the cattle do damage to unfenced crops on that (common), the king shall in that case not punish the herdsmen.
(The owner of the field) shall make there a hedge over which a camel cannot look, and stop every gap through which a dog or a boar can thrust his head.
(If cattle do mischief) in an enclosed field
near a highway or near a village, the herdsman shall be 3ned one hundred (panas); (but cattle), unattended by a herdsman, (the watchman in the field) shall drive away.