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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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Flexible Grazing Cells

Flexible Grazing Cells Are for Small or Large Operations By: Jim Gerrish (American GrazingLands Services LLC)   One of the things we learned early on in our experience with grazing management is that calendar based pasture rotation simply doesn’t work. Mother Nature doesn’t follow the calendar and neither should we. One of the hallmarks of […]

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How Should we Farm? Part 2

Looking back on the rampant changes that have taken place over the last decade in costs, prices, technology and trade agreements, we may well ask the question, How should we farm? We can look to the future with trepidation, or we can look with a sense of expectancy and opportunity. I have identified some goals […]

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How should We Farm? Part 1

Looking back on the rampant changes that have taken place over the last decade in costs, prices, technology and trade agreements, we may well ask the question, How should we farm? We can look to the future with trepidation, or we can look with a sense of expectancy and opportunity. I have identified some goals […]

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High-Tensile: An All-win Deal

A drunk driver plows into a fence at high speed. When he comes to, he can’t understand how he and the car are inside a farmer’s fenced field. The fence is intact until police investigators cut the wire to remove the car. In Dover, Pennsylvania, a car hit an icy patch of road along a […]

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Why Build High-Tensile Fences?

By this time, most farmers have heard of high-tensile fencing, but many do not realize all the advantages. I grew up on the family dairy farm which my wife, Phyllis, and I now own. My dad fenced the milk cows with two strands of 12 1/2 gauge barbed wire and the heifers with three strands. […]

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Fence – Farming Articles

Why Build High-Tensile Fences? High-Tensile: An All-Win Deal How Should We Farm? Part 1 How Should We Farm? Part 2 Flexible Grazing Cells    

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