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How to Successfully Go Solar on Your Electric Fencing

By   /  September 30, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Like many of us, Dean Schneider of Bell Rule Genetics, wasn’t satisfied with the performance of the typical all-in-one solar charged fencers he’d tried. But since there is no electrical power at the place he’s running his cattle, solar was his only option. Last October, we shared the system he put together that turned out […]

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1-Strand Sheep Fencing – How We Made It Work For Our Operation

By   /  August 26, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  13 Comments

When we bought our first flock of sheep 16 years ago we had 12 leased farms and were being overrun with sprouts and weeds. The cattle would eat some of these undesirable plants but we needed more pressure put on them. So sheep piqued our interest. My biggest concern with bringing sheep onto our farms […]

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Best of OP – Managing Multi-Species Grazing

By   /  July 1, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Planning  /  Comments Off on Best of OP – Managing Multi-Species Grazing

On old MacDonald’s Farm, there were all types of animals—here a moo, there an oink and over there a cluck, cluck—but managing multiple species and the pastures that support them in a forage-based environment is more akin to a complex symphony with you, the farmer, as the conductor.  Regardless of the players (aka: species), there […]

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Offset Fencing – An Option for Keeping Wily Animals in Pastures

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  7 Comments

This is my second summer buying, breeding and flipping yearling heifers in New York. I use two-day moves and high density grazing to get good animal performance and pasture utilization. My success of depends on my herd respecting a single electric wire. To make sure they have that respect, I’ve made some adjustments to my […]

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Greg Judy Talks Electric Fencing and Gates for Sheep and Cattle

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  2 Comments

While Greg designed these fences to keep goats, sheep and guardian dogs in, they work for his cattle too. See what he’s using and consider how you’d adapt it to your operation.

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