An investment in electric fencing is an investment in more profitable farming. It is true that electric fencing takes less time, effort and cost than traditional fencing but it brings most benefit as a powerful pasture management tool.
Gallagher Permanent Electric Fencing solutions can be used to provide robust, reliable solutions for exclusion, internal subdivision and boundary fencing.
“Building a fence in steep country is just much easier with Gallagher Mega Anchor because it’s so simple and so light. I can put a heap of them in the back of my buggy, take a jackhammer… go up the side of the hill and build a fence. It’s so simple and so effective.”Read more
“The Gallagher Insulated Line Posts can easily cope with floods; once the water’s gone, I just wander down there, and run some new Turbo Braid or new flexible wire, and put some clips on where they’re needed. This system with the Insulated Line Posts simplifies what we try to do in our waterways, and is so much more efficient and effective than iron posts and trying to get them back perfectly again.”Read more
"Once the Westonfence is in, you can run anything. We’ve put in the D7, with every second wire hot, so three hot, four plain. Right now we’re running goats and sheep, but as far as I’m concerned it’s such a good fence because you can run cattle, sheep, goats, or free-range pigs for that matter. So you can develop your operation, and down the track your enterprise is not limited by the fencing, hence you can take advantage of trending prices, depending on the season.”Read more
“I don’t have to put down maimed stock; there’s just none of that, which is such a relief. Our lambing percentages are much better, and with the price of lambs today, you don’t want to be losing any to foxes. So that’s another thing to put in the equation when you’re looking at the economics of putting the fence up."Read more
“The whole fence is pretty low maintenance. In fact, I’m quite surprised at how little maintenance the fence requires. If there is a problem, the controller will tell you which way it is, and then when you’re there, you can turn the fence off without having to go back to the energizer.”Read more
“It would have been really difficult to fence with traditional fencing underneath the massive pine trees along the boundary because the roots were in the way. The Gallagher Westonfence was much easier, because the ISPs don’t go into the ground – just the steel posts, and that’s only every 10 metres. So it just suited terrain wise, and was easily more cost-effective because of that – even more so in that zone.Read more
“We jumped from three tonne to up to 16 tonne last year – and it wasn’t a good year condition-wise for the crop. On top of that, the grass was way too high because I couldn’t get up the hills to mow. So that 16 tonne was more like 18 tonne, after we lost a couple of tonnes – but if we didn’t have the pig fence in place, I would have not picked up one nut because the pigs would have had it all."Read more
“The impact on productivity has been dramatic in our back country: there’s 600 acres [243ha] of hill country we’ve fenced that struggled to run 1,000 Merino wethers when we first came here. Now, with pasture improvement and the Gallagher Westonfence, we now fatten lambs and cattle on that same country. The difference is huge.”Read more
Hungry, worm-ridden kangaroos in large numbers make a significant dent in feed and water that was originally destined for sheep.
Add to that the issues that feral pigs create when rooting up the ground and it was time for an electric fencing solution.
Read how the Axfords have eradicated the pig problem altogether and brought the roo invasion down from some 1700 to just four.
“Our idea is to put a solar unit in each paddock, with each paddock running separately so if something goes wrong, the whole system doesn’t fail. We were going to try a unit, but Dad liked these S400s so much that he bought two of them at once.Read more
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508 hectare vineyard grazes a neighbour's merinos, earning money and saving money on herbicide treatments all at the same time.Read more
Gallagher advises rotational grazing (also known as controlled/managed grazing) as the best way to achieve optimum pasture yield as part…Read more