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58-207. Lien for feed and care of livestock; sale for charges and expenses; assignment of lien. The keepers of livery stables, and all others engaged in feeding horses, cattle, hogs, or other livestock, shall have a lien upon such property for the feed and care bestowed by them upon the same, and if reasonable or stipulated charges for such feed and care be not paid within sixty (60) days after the same becomes due, the property, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay such charges and the expenses of publication and sale, may be sold as provided in this act: Provided, however, That any lien created by this act may be assigned.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 58, § 2; L. 1872, ch. 142, § 2; R.S. 1923, 58-207; L. 1970, ch. 216, § 1; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Secured transactions under UCC, J. Eugene Balloun, 5 W.L.J. 192, 213 (1966).

Mentioned; status of agister's lien made clear under 1970 law, Robert F. Bennett, 39 J.B.A.K. 107, 188 (1970).

"Kansas's Unique Treatment of Agricultural Liens," Keith G. Meyer, 53 K.L.R. 1141 (2005).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Ground of detention; waiver; tender of charges before suit brought. Brown v. Holmes, 21 K. 687.

2. Agister's lien held superior to prior mortgage. Case, Adm'r, v. Allen, 21 K. 217.

3. Farmer feeding stock for neighbor may claim lien under section. Kelsey v. Layne, 28 K. 218.

4. Effect of sale of stock without complying with statute. Greenawalt v. Wilson, 52 K. 109, 114, 34 P. 403.

5. Pasturing cattle; agister's lien held inferior under facts. Jackson v. McCray, 63 K. 238, 65 P. 227.

6. Agister's lien held junior to chattel mortgage. Bank v. Brecheisen, 65 K. 807, 809, 70 P. 895.

7. Lien claimant must be bailee in possession. Loader v. Bank, 113 K. 718, 216 P. 264.

8. Agister waiving lien not precluded following year under new contract. Cattle Loan Co. v. Warren, 115 K. 21, 26, 222 P. 138, 140.

9. When owner of pasture entitled to lien considered. Hoy v. Griffin, 137 K. 872, 875, 22 P.2d 449.

10. Section inapplicable to administrator's claim for care of intestate's livestock. Houts v. Fritz, 143 K. 367, 368, 54 P.2d 920.

11. Wrongful converter not entitled to charge for feed and care; claimed agister's lien abandoned under 58-215. Chasteen v. Childers, 218 K. 519, 520, 524, 525, 546 P.2d 935.

12. Basic legal principles of personal property liens reviewed; common-law requirement of possession still overriding consideration. Northeast Kansas Prod. Cred. Ass'n v. Ferbache, 236 K. 491, 493, 494, 693 P.2d 1152 (1985).

13. Agister's lien claim waived when possession surrendered to buyer; right inferior to unperfected security interest in cattle. First Nat. Bank of Amarillo v. SW Livestock, Inc., 616 F.Supp. 1515, 1518 (1985).

14. Employee of cattle owner not bailee in possession and not entitled to lien against owner. Hermes v. Stackley, 10 K.A.2d 342, 349, 699 P.2d 560 (1985).

15. Cited; unjust enrichment doctrine applied against holder of security interest for feed supplied to secured cattle examined. Peterson v. Midland Nat'l Bank, 242 K. 266, 267, 747 P.2d 159 (1987).

16. Preferences for wages due when receiver appointed (44-312) as not creating lien or priority over perfected security interests examined. First Nat'l Bank v. Family Medicine Clinic of Medicine Lodge, 14 K.A.2d 749, 751, 798 P.2d 519 (1990).

17. A party to a bailment agreement failed to follow statutory mandates for disposing of livestock, and incurred certain responsibilities. Schoenholz v. Hinzman, 295 K. 786, 289 P.3d 1155 (2012).


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