Duhaime's Law Dictionary Agistment Definition: The contract of pasturing one's animals with another. Related Terms: Bailment Agistment is a a form of bailment contract.An agreement between an animal owner (the bailor) and another person, usually a landowner, for the pasturing of the animal. "An agistment," wrote Justice Reavis of the Court of Appeals of Texas in the 1997 case of Hoye v LIke, "is a bailment whereby the bailee takes animals to pasture on land owned or controlled by the bailee. " Similarly, in United States v. Henderson, Justice Norcross' judgment included these words on point: "Agistment is the pasturing of cattle or similar animals (e.g. sheep or horses) as a bailee in consideration of an agreed price to be paid by the owner (the bailor). Delivery of animals pursuant to a contract of agistment constitutes a bailment of the animals." The law of agistment comes with its own glossary: Agist means ":To take to graze her pastor at a certain sum."1 Agister or Agistor : the person who takes control of the animals, the bailee. Citations: Hoye v. Like, 958 SW 2d 234 (1997) United States v. Henderson, 29 F. Supp. 1006 (1939, Nevada) NOTE 1: Bank of Tehama Co. v. Federal Realty Co., 2 Cal. 2d 333 (1935) Categories & Topics: Duhaime's Animal Law Dictionary Always looking up definitions? Save time with our search provider (modern browsers only) If you find an error or omission in Duhaime's Law Dictionary, or if you have suggestion for a legal term, we'd love to hear from you!