A Geurie man has been convicted of intimidating a woman while the pair were marking calves together.
Lyndon John Edwards denied threatening to end the woman's life when he gave evidence in Dubbo Local Court on Tuesday.
"I never said those words...I was always happy to have her there with me," Edwards said.
According to Edwards, the pair did have "words together".
When asked to elaborate on the nature of those exchanges he said "things can go wrong and you swear at each other".
The woman gave evidence before Edwards and she told the court he became aggressive while the pair were marking cattle.
"One must have got past me or something, it must have set him off," the woman said.
"The language that came out of his mouth was unreal."
The woman said Edwards once told her "this is my place and you'll be leaving it in a coffin".
"I do believe he will do that...if he's allowed on my property again my life will be over," she said.
When challenged by Edwards' legal representative, the woman acknowledged her memory was not perfect.
"I have a very good recollection [of words Edwards said], but not every single word," the woman said.
"I remember my life was threatened... I didn't know what to do."
Edwards' legal representative said there were "inconsistencies" in the woman's versions of events and evidence needed to be honest, accurate and reliable.
Magistrate Theresa Hamilton accepted there were differences in the woman's descriptions of words Edwards was said to have used.
"When somebody has been with someone for a period of years it's not always easy to recall specific words," magistrate Hamilton told the court.
Edwards was convicted of one intimidation charge and placed on a community corrections order for 18 months.
He is required to be of good behaviour and not commit further offences.