This story is set in late 1800's and tells about the fights over land and animals. There is even romance involved.
Bantam let me read this book for review (thank you). It has been published and you can get a copy now.
Some of the land is purchased, some homesteaded. Some is fenced, some not. They have herds of cows and horses. People steal what they can to sell or start their own herd. Even the associations don't follow the law.
A big Scotsman has a large herd and defends it well. There are others doing the same. Bu since it's a lot like war, quite a few get killed.
Will the cattle herds survive?