Gallagher Stays Ahead of the Game
Gallagher held an interactive Field Day at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, the Field Day consisted of a practical and theory view behind how electric fencing has protected the Trangie-Nevertire Irrigation Scheme from feral animals.
The Trangie-Nevertire Irrigation Scheme (TNIS) serves 90 farms that span a total land mass of 101,984 hectares (251,900 acres) with the scheme irrigating just over a 10th of that area. Crops grown under irrigation in the area include grains, cotton, oil seeds, wheat, pasture, lucerne and vegetables and the annual additional production attributable to the scheme's irrigation is $35 million.
65 Participants supported the event, from Farmers to supporting Resellers in the Trangie and surrounding areas. The specific value in the event was the realisation of the cost and damage feral animals can cause to a property and this is where Gallagher provided a cost effective solution in the design and implementation of electric fencing.
The correct installation and monitoring of the electric fence meant that wild animals (kangaroos, pigs and wild dogs) were kept off the rubber membrane lining the channel.There is a misconception that high barriers are required to deter kangaroos, the fact is that jumping is the kangaroos least favored option. They generally cross fences by crawling through the lower wires or by digging underneath the fence. That is where the advantages of the Gallagher Weston-style electric fence kick in with strategically located live wires close to the ground.