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ELECTRIC FENCING IN AGRICULTURE

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Traditionally, usage of land has been demarcated by fences - often in combination with geographical features such as rivers and impassable rocky outcrops, or other prominent land marks such as drystone walls and tree lines. Fences are also associated with land use and livestock management - either precluding access by livestock to cultivated crops or improving utilization of veld and pastures. Until relatively recently all farm fences were of barbed wire, supported by iron standards and droppers, between substantial straining posts. Fences of this kind are both a physical and psychological barrier to livestock and intruders. A major drawback of...

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Estimated Costs for Livestock Fencing

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Fencing costs are one of the most expensive aspects of livestock grazing. The type of fence constructed greatly impacts the cost per foot, total cost, and annual ownership cost.  In addition, the shape of the paddocks affects the amount of materials needed and labor required for construction of the fence. This publication compares the costs of building a 1/4-mile (1,320 feet) straight perimeter fence with four different types of permanent fencing plus temporary interior fencing. These are: woven wire, barbed wire, high-tensile non-electric, high-tensile electrified, and temporary interior fencing.  The type of fencing selected varies by personal choice and the...

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Livestock Fence Considerations

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Special fencing requirements for various livestock types are discussed in this section. The most important criterion to consider during the fence selection process is that of the fence's effectiveness to contain livestock. This ability can be diminished if neighbors own the same livestock species or if extremely palatable forages are available on the other side of the fence. Woven wire fence with an electrified wire has been used successfully in this case. The strand of electrified wire should be placed at 2/3 of the height of the animals to be controlled. Selecting a stronger fencing type is also recommended for...

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Fencing Materials For Livestock Systems

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Good fencing protects and confines valuable livestock by presenting barriers to restrict animal movement. Barriers may be physical, psychological, or a combination of both. Physical barriers consist of enough materials of sufficient strength to prevent or discourage animals from going over, under, or through the fence. Psychological barriers depend upon inflicting pain to discourage animals from challenging a physical barrier of inferior strength. Traditional livestock fencing materials have included barbed, woven, mesh, and electrified wire, and combinations of these materials. Board fences have also been popular. These conventional materials are still widely used and make excellent fences if properly constructed....

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I am thinking about electric fence

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I noticed while driving through the country side in west virgina and kentucky that most of the cattle are held in by woven wire fences. I know the cost of so much more with this type of fence that electric fence. Then I noticed that I was on the highway and the state is the one that installs all the fences along the major roads... Duh!  your tax dollars pay for it. But it does work very well for along highways... Electric fence is better for paddocks and pastures closer to the farm. The cyclops brand of electric fence charger...

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