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From June of 2016, an article that’s always timely. It’s that time of year when you̵
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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. Emanda says:

    Just thought I would let you know of a great new electric fence bracket for screwing into trees that we have come across – easy to put in, no damage to trees, re-usable, fantastic! Australian company you can find here… http://www.treebracket.com

    • Mark Green says:

      The tree bracket is pretty neat idea. I like it. I have done a similar way by using a 12″ eye screw and then tying an end insulator to the eye screw. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Justin Tollman says:

    I’ve been using Kelly’s no-step posts this year, and was at first skeptical that they would be any better than the plastic step-ins. I’ve been very happy with them, as they may bend, but haven’t had any break, unlike their plastic counter-parts. And, in hard ground, you can get them to drive in. The other bonus is how many you can carry. They are much less cumbersome than any other post I’ve used.

  3. Mark Green says:

    Another option I have used to connect electric fence to trees is to use a piece of pressure treated lumber (2×6 6-10″ long). Screw a pinlock insulator to the board. Drill a 1/4″ hole in the top of the board. Use a long gutter spike or pole barn nail through that hole. Only drive the nail an inch or so into the tree. This allows the board to slide along the spike as the tree grows. Down side is, you will end up with one spike in the tree, but it is better than wrapping the tree.

  4. Meredith says:

    We have sheep and I have totally signed off electronet because I have found it just can’t hold up to all the taking down and putting up it gets around here. We also found that with sheep, we need at least three strands of hot wire, four is better. This makes put up and take down slightly tedious, until we found the Gallagher Smart Fence! Four reels together with the posts make set up and take down super easy ??below is the YouTube video of the set up


    • tuffy says:

      thanks! oh my gosh, great suggestion, the 4 wire is what we do too for our smart sheep and it takes a long time. thanks for the tip-

  5. Edmund Brown says:

    Here’s a blog post I did about tape gates I made, not for temporary fences, but still a good thing to incorporate into perimeter fence. Credit for the idea of tape gates goes to Greg Judy who put the thought in my head.


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