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Teaching Livestock to Respect Electric Fences

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  2 Comments

Electric fencing is fine. It makes it possible to be more flexible and versatile with our management and I recommend it without reservation. As one of the ads by one of the companies that sell power fencing products states, it will maximize grazing and increase profits, and without question, that’s what all of us who […]

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Water Development for Effective Grazing

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS, Water  /  Comments Off on Water Development for Effective Grazing

Getting water to livestock is one of the challenges to managed grazing systems. It’s also a problem for graziers trying to take advantage of crop residues to extend the grazing season. No one wants a permanent tank in a crop field, or the soil compaction that livestock can cause by congregating to drink. To help […]

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Temporary Perimeter Fencing

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, NRCS  /  11 Comments

Perimeter fencing is an important part of a rotational grazing system, and if, like a high tensile fence it’s also electrified, it makes it easier to set up paddocks and move livestock. Here’s the last in our series on setting up high tensile fence. (This piece was updated on 4/16/2019 with additional photos of gate set up.)

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High Tensile Fencing Knots

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  Consider This, Fencing, Grazing Management  /  1 Comment

Last week Greg Judy shared a couple of videos showing how he sets up effective, economical fencing using high-tensile wire. To make your own set-up easier, here are instructions for the wire knots to make the fence as strong as it can be. These instructional videos come to us from Tim Thompson, an Agriculture teacher […]

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High-Tensile Fencing Tips from Greg Judy

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  9 Comments

High-tensile electric fence is the most effective and economical fence that you can build on leased land and it’s what I put up after negotiating a 10 year lease on a farm that had no fencing. In this 2:38 video, I describe how I set up a 5-strand hi-tensile fence using 12.5 gauge 180,000 psi […]

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