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  • Electric Fence Is What Makes Grazing Feasible Today ‘Animals delight most to feed on fresh plants. Cattle supplied with this kind of food would be quickly fatted. If a farmer divided his land into 15-20 equal divisions, stopped his beasts from roaming indiscriminately, put the whole number of his beasts into one of these divisions, have the number of beasts so great as ...
  • 10 Electric Fence Problems, Part 5 #9 Stapling:  Safety First: Always wear safety glasses when driving staples.  Staples are an important part of a high-tensile electric fence.  You will want to purchase 8 gauge galvanized-barbed staples, that will not rust or bend.  Be cautious stapling when using plastic tube insulators. Do not staple too tightly or you could damage the insulator, ...
  • 10 Electric Fence Problems, Part 4 #7 Voltmeter:  The most helpful tool when mending or fixing electric fences would be a voltmeter.  A voltmeter is the easiest most efficient way to figure out if your electric fence is going to be effective.  Without a voltmeter you can only speculate how your fence is performing.  You will sleep better knowing the exact ...
  • 10 Electric Fence Problems, Part 3 #5 Energy Leaks:  An energy leak is a small energy loss from the fence line to earth and can occur for a number of reasons.  Common reasons are heavy vegetation, debris, poor insulators, broken wire, or interference of neutral wires.   You should constantly be on the lookout for vegetation that is growing up near electric ...
  • 10 Electric Fence Problems, Part 2 In continuation to my previous post regarding common electric fence problems, here are two more issues to keep in mind. #3 Lightning damage to a fence charger (Energizer): There is nothing more bothersome, than testing your fence the morning after a lightning storm and not getting a reading.  Trying to outsmart Mother Nature can be almost ...
  • 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 For me it goes back to the old saying, “You don’t really know a subject until you have to teach it”. I have been repairing and building electric fences with my Dad for our beef herd and sheep flock as long as I can remember.  However, it did not take much time as Quality Assurance ...
  • Volts vs Joules When determining the electrical needs of your fence system it is important to recognize the difference between volts and joules. A volt is a unit of measure assigned to the electrical potential or voltage across a conductor. However a joule is a unit of energy or work done, to move an electric charge through an ...