Category Archives: Fence – Farming Articles

Charging Your Fence With the Power of the Sun

An electric fence is only as powerful, reliable, and functional as the energizer connected to it. Although a plug-in (AC-powered) energizer is the most reliable and most powerful energizer option, outlets are not often located near pastures, paddocks, or rotational grazing nets. Battery-powered (DC) energizers are available for remote or portable pastures and are a […]

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Pasture Pigs and Kencove Fence

Working with Hogs and Kencove Farm Fence Supplies 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Driven vs Handset Fence Posts

A 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 […]

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