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Electric Fencing 101


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This section contains helpful advice and posts on how to correctly setup an electric fence, how to select a fence charger, what to be aware of when you go to ground your system for the first time and more.  We know how tough it can be to learn all the ins and outs of electric fencing without someone beside you, and that's why we are here to help. 


If you are new to electric fencing, be sure to also check out our 

Getting Started page. ​


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Electric Fencing Basi​cs 
Electric Fencing Basics
Electric fencing is economical, easy to install and easy to maintain.  Electric Fencing is:

Safe: Animals remember the short, sharp but safe shock and develop respect for the fence.

  • Easy to install: An electric fence takes less than half the time to build compared to traditional fence systems.

  • Durable: A non-electrified fence experiences constant wear and tear under stock pressure. Because your animals learn to avoid an electrified fence, your fence will last longer and remain in good condition.

  • Economical: Electric fences cost less than 50% of traditional non-electric fences.

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5 Key Factors to Maximizing Your Electric Fence System ​ ​​ Selecting High Tensile Wire
5 Key Factors to Maximizing Your Electric Fencing System​
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Give your wire a little flexibility and it won't give you a worry.  "This isn't barbed wire, the line doesn't need to be super taut to be effective." 

"Adding some flex in the wire allows for curious wildlife on your property as well as unpredictable changes in weather.  You can always go back and tighten the line during the summer dry months if needed." 

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​​ ​ ​Top 3 Reasons to Select High-Tensile Wire over Conventional Fencing

Consumers select electric fencing because it's cost-effective, easy to maintain and takes less than half the time to build compared to traditional fence systems.

"And because of the low physical contact, electric fences are far more durable and last longer."

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Breaking Ground on Winter Grazing19Breaking Ground on Winter GrazingMany producers have found great success utilizing portable fencing to graze corn fields, and significantly decrease winter feed costs.
Innovative Ideas, Problem-Solving Benefit of Pasture Walks57Innovative Ideas, Problem-Solving Benefit of Pasture WalksIdea exchange among individuals, referred to as knowledge spillover in some circles, is a common occurrence in today's digitally-connected society. In the grazing world, this knowledge spillover is especially evident. Livestock graziers are some of the most progressive in agriculture to share their ideas and experiences with each other.
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