Author Archives: Lacy Weimer

Breaking Strength of High-Tensile Wire

Often confused, PSI and KSI are really just a conversion of one another. In terms of advertising our wire PSI and KSI represent minimums relative to breaking strength. PSI=Pound per square inch KSI=Kilo-pound per square inch=1000 PSI 210 KSI=210,000 PSI PSI  used to calculate the breaking strength of wire Area=(½ x diameter)² x Π Where minimum breaking […]

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What’s the Best Way to Train Pigs to Electric Fence?

Like most types of animals – the best way to train them to respect electric fence is to build a training pen or yard, in which they will be exposed to the fence wire, get a shock and retain a lasting memory.  Do not crowd or force them into the wire, but rather, just let […]

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Kencove Acquires PasturePro

Kencove Farm Fence Supplies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural fencing supplies, announces that it has acquired Forester Industries, LLC. Forester Industries, LLC is the exclusive manufacturer of PasturePro fence products.  Using a patented process, Forester Industries creates lighter, stronger wood-plastic composite posts for electric fence systems.  Manufactured in Nevada, Mo., PasturePro posts contain no […]

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Building a Better Fence

Charles Kendall, a successful Blairsville, PA dairy farmer, became frustrated by the time-consuming and occasionally painful process of working with barbed wire.  So, when he started a fence contracting business in 1980, he decided to explore techniques to improve the efficiency of fence building.  Kendall recognized the advantages of high-tensile wire and hoped to make […]

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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 […]

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10 Most Common 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, […]

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10 Most Common 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 […]

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