Here at Kencove, our product specialists answer a lot of questions each and every day. And when they say you learn something new each day, believe me it’s true! In fact, I think it’s safe to say I learn something new about fencing, energizers, insulators, or posts each and every day I am here. The top three most popular questions that we are asked are about post spacing, the correct size of energizer, and the life span of our posts. You asked, so here are the answers. Continue reading
Farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, backyard agriculturalists, and fence contractors all have one common issue when it comes to installing fences…how to get those darn fence posts into the ground. Some turn to able-bodied children of their own or the neighborhood kids. Others spend countless hours tamping away by hand after digging a hole, and hand setting a post. However, there is an easier, less exhausting, safer, more reliable, more efficient option out there for those faced with the daunting task of pounding posts. What is this revolutionary tool you ask? It’s a post driver!
What is the best fence for your livestock? In the past your fencing options where very limited…wood panels, maybe a fence made of stone? How about that trusty barbed wire!? Well, today we are fortunate to have many more sensible options available. Although the history of fences is exciting, it’s rewarding to see how far advancements in agriculture have come. We are no longer stuck with using one single type of fence for all types of livestock. We now have the option to customize our fences to meet the needs of our animals. Each species of animal has a certain set of needs to either contain them safely or keep them out effectively. Kencove is an industry leader in fence advancements, and we are proud to say we have the right type of fence for any of your animal needs- big or small, pets or livestock, horses or exotics, we have it all. Continue reading
An electric fence is only as powerful, reliable, and functional as the energizer connected to it. Although a plug-in (AC-powered) energizer is the most reliable and most powerful energizer option, outlets are not often located near pastures, paddocks, or rotational grazing nets. Battery-powered (DC) energizers are available for remote or portable pastures and are a solid second choice when choosing an energizer.However, there are cases where pastures are too remote or batteries are not an option. In those cases, we recommend using a solar-powered energizer. Continue reading
Working with Hogs and Kencove Farm Fence Supplies
As a new farmer with a full-time “in-town” job, I know that when it comes to managing my livestock and acreage I need a simple, yet effective fencing setup. Using a combination of permanent and temporary electric fencing, I can rotate my pigs over the pasture, eliminate overgrazing, and ensure that my neighbors rest easy knowing that a ravenous horde of hogs is not descending upon their heirloom tomatoes. The electric fencing products offered by Kencove work well, and the ease of putting in and taking out temporary fencing affords me the time to focus on other aspects of my small farm, like direct marketing these 20 piggers! Continue reading