I'm playing Banished and I have built the Pasture to get some food from cows, but after building it, it's not working.

The message I get from the bulding is: Work disabled at this location

How can I fix it?

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All livestock on banished needs to be bought. You will have to build a trading post and buy some members of the species you want to start the Pasture.


  • Cattle: 800 from random merchants, and 1000 when custom ordered.
  • Sheep: 600 from random merchants, and 750 when custom ordered.
  • Chicken: 400 from random merchants, and 500 when custom ordered.

Other aspect that you have to take care while building pastures is it's minimum size. All the 3 livestock have a minimum size required, and they will not reproduce if the size of your pasture is not enough.

Taking a look at the Shinning Rock forums, you can find information that the message Work disabled at this location basically means:

  • Not enough workers to be assigned as herders or not workers assigned at all;
  • No animals purchased to start the pasture production;
  • No animal selected on that pasture;

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  • Assuming of course the OP doesn't have livestock sat about and it's not bugged.
    – MattR
    Mar 31, 2015 at 1:17
  • But those details should be part of the question ;)
    – user65252
    Mar 31, 2015 at 1:44
  • All true, but it also looks to small. Maybe you want to add the minimum size found here: banished-wiki.com/wiki/Pasture
    – Shaeldon
    Mar 31, 2015 at 7:44
  • Thanks! I didnt had the trading post yet, I'll do, and tell something. And I'll take a look to to the miminum dimension, but I thoung that is "bigger" than it
    – Shudy
    Mar 31, 2015 at 8:50
  • @Shaeldon - His pasture does not seems to be 20 tiles or less. Should be enough. However, i agree that Shudy will have to resize it to achieve better performance :)
    – user65252
    Mar 31, 2015 at 14:03

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