Category Archives: Fencing

Sacrifice Paddock

A sacrifice paddock is exactly that – a small lay of land utilized for heavy use without ruining valuable pasture.  Every farmer is concerned with livestock over-trafficking profitable fields and pastures during dry, wet, and cold seasons.  The sacrifice area makes problems like mud and manure manageable and decreases pasture maintenance. Usually this paddock is […]

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Wire Gauge Thickness

How does wire gauge correlate to thickness? Have you ever wondered why 12 gauge wire is larger in diameter than 16 gauge?  It doesn’t seem very clear until you think about how wire is drawn. Wire is formed by pulling rod steel through a series of dies that continue to get smaller and smaller.  As […]

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Benefits of a Solar Energizer

Like an AC electric fence, a solar-powered (DC) electric fence can be used to keep livestock and pets safe and secure or wildlife and pests out. Unlike an AC fence charger, a solar fence charger uses a small solar photovoltaic (PV) panel to collect and convert sunlight into energy, which is then stored in the […]

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Winter Grounding

Old Man Winter shows no mercy on a farmhand and their stock.  Winter makes everything on a farm harder, even keeping the stock within the  fence line.  Last winter was  frigid, and we were asked  several times, “Why does my  livestock keep getting out  when my charger is working  perfectly?”  Frozen ground  conditions wreak havoc […]

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New Floating Brace Design!

A single-driven post brace design termed “Floating Brace” has recently been redesigned by Kencove as the Dynamic Diagonal Brace (HDD).  Like any floating brace assembly, it is both simple and effective, with nearly as much load strength as more complex H-braces. A floating brace is constructed by four main components:  an anchor post, diagonal, tension […]

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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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Testimonials

Customer Testimonials Time and again, all of you at Kencove have demonstrated that even the little things count, when it comes to your commitment to exceptional customer care and satisfaction. Kencove’s team has proven this to us with every contact . . . In this day of outsourced or recorded-message customer care, it has been […]

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