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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 is 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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10 Most Common 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 […]

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10 Most Common 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 […]

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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 […]

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