Pasture Pigs and Kencove Fence

Working with Hogs and Kencove Farm Fence Supplies

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Pigs are content searching for morsels inside their new paddock, even with the feed right next to them.

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 »

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Orchard and Vineyard Trellis Construction: Part 2

Along with your wire and posts, you will need a few tools to erect a functioning trellis. Below is an illustration of 15 hand tools needed to properly build a trellis system. Different designs require different tool use and frequency of tool use. But, these are the basic hand tools you will need when working with a high-tensile wire trellis.

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Orchard and Vineyard Trellis Construction: Part 1

When you think of uses for high-tensile wire, orchards and vineyards aren’t often at the top of the list. However, high-tensile wire has a large impact on the orchard and vineyard industries. As orchards and vineyards continue to change and advance to meet the large demand for consumers, they struggle with large input costs. As a result, they have turned to improving trellis construction to help keep their industry thriving and profitable.
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Fence Alarm: The Latest in Fence Monitoring Technology

Ever wonder if your electric fence is dead? Do you waste time worrying about the current voltage of your fence? Wish you could simply check your phone to see if your energizer is working properly?  If you answered yes to any of these questions,  Kencove has a new product that is right up your alley!

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Driven vs Handset Fence Posts

PDSHD8_2010A driven post (i.e, Shaver/KIWI Post Driver) is 10-times stronger than a handset post.  The way the earth displaces when the post is driven makes the post tighter in the ground. A concrete-set post can be as strong as a driven post provided it is set properly and allowed to cure. A concreted post needs a cure time of 3 to 4 days, thus a delay in building until the post is secure with the hardened concrete. A driven post means immediate fence construction. Continue reading »

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