Volts vs Amps and Other Electric Fence Lingo

The other day I got a call from a farmer. For the sake of this blog, we’ll call him Bob. Bob wanted to know if his energizer was doing its job. He told me he was reading 7,000 volts on his fence and had an amp reading of 2. Bob wasn’t sure if that meant his fence was working well or not. I know enough about electric fences to know 7,000 volts is a great reading for cattle. In fact, anything between 5,000-9,000 volts is ideal, but your cattle species and temperament will determine the best voltage. I assured Bob that as long as his cattle were respecting the fence, he didn’t need to worry. I offered to dig further into amperage and voltage to give him a better answer.

Before we can determine if Bob has a good reading, we need to identify the differences between amps, voltage, ohms, watts, and all the other electrical lingo. Continue reading »

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A Post About Posts – Electric Fence Post Tips

Have you ever wondered about the proper spacing for your line posts? Or what length your corner posts should be? Maybe even what type of post you should use? Although the answers will be slightly different for every situation, here are our post spacing recommendations for the various types of posts we sell.

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Horse Fencing: Using Kencote and Hotcote to Contain Your Equine Friends

lukcik_winterhorses17-153We all know too well that when it comes to horses, everything is more expensive. From feed and hay to equipment and fences, horses require specialized set-ups, and if you take a shortcut you will end up paying in the end. Now, we can’t solve all of the problems with horses, however, we can help you fence in your equine friends with safe, secure, low-maintenance, affordable fencing. Continue reading »

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Garden Preparation Tips

ladybug-drop-of-water-rain-leaf-40731Gardening doesn’t have an off-season. Regardless of the amount of snow outside, winter is the perfect time to start planning your spring garden. Kencove has everything you need to keep your hard work safe from groundhogs, rabbits, deer, and raccoons.

This year I plan on expanding my garden to a large enough scale that I will have enough vegetables to can and freeze for winter. Although it is only February, I have already begun my garden planning here in Western Pennsylvania. Continue reading »

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Kencove Farm Fence Goes Global

fullsizerenderHello, my name is Mary Blake, Warehouse Manager at the Kencove warehouse in Earl Park, Indiana. I started working at Kencove in 1999. My husband John and I live on his family farm where we grow hay, corn, and beans, and have 35 head of Limousin cattle. We have two adult boys, Kent and Mark. The boys, following in John’s footsteps, showed 4-H calves and have been involved in showing cattle on the National Junior level also. They’ve shown the Chianina breed, and in 2007, the Limousin breed. Continue reading »

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