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Greg Judy on How to Use Portable Fence Reels and Set Up Electric Fence Quickly and Easily

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Lately I’ve been seeing questions from folks about portable electric fence reels – which ones to use and how to use them. The next question is “Now, how do I use these to set up my fence?” Here are the answers in two great videos from Greg Judy. If you already know all this, consider bookmarking this page to use when you’re training someone new to your operation.

In this 6:06 video Greg covers what makes a good reel, things he’s learned along the way and how to take care of them. He even covers how to fix something that happens to everyone: the polybraid jumps the reel and tangles around the handle. ARRGH!

In this second 11:07 video, Greg shows his 4-wheeler set up and how he and his staff use it to quickly and easily set up new paddocks. He covers everything from how to tie fence posts to the back to the measurements for the reel holder and the special guard that lets him drive over high tensile, electrified fence without getting off. You’ll also appreciate the demonstration of how to use the reel to create a hot fence. Enjoy!

Greg Judy has been creating excellent How-To videos on his Youtube channel for years. You can visit it here. He also offers some great educational opportunities on his website. Check it out!

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

1 Comment

  1. Warren Burles says:

    How timely this setting up electric fence is.. excellent stuff.

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