Running the Farm : Fencing

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fencingwTo denote the legal boundary of your property. This has large legal implications and a proper permanent boundary fence as defined under Fencing Law is required.

fencingThe question we are asked the most is "where do I start?"

EzepullThere are some basic tools which are necessary to build strong, secure, reliable fences.

fence earthAn earth peg acts like an aerial and collects electrons from the ground.

fence energiserwAmpere (A): Unit of current. Watts divided by voltage.

7 wire cattle fence"I'm about to build a 7 wire fence and don't know what the spacing between the wires should be".

fencingIt is low cost compared to conventional fencing. This is a major advantage where capital expenditure has to be controlled or reduced.

fencing1wElectric fences are one of the most common causes of interference when transmitting data.

pig escape fenceRunning a few head of livestock is one of the reasons we choose to live on a lifestyle block.

flooded fenceWe live on the Wairua River in Whangarei. Kate lives in Helena Bay.

pigKeep domestic animals in. Separate different groups of animals.

fencing basicsMost lifestyle properties will need fencing. If you're keeping livestock, you'll need fences to keep them in.

fenceWhen fencing, various materials and methods can be combined to provide a suitable fence for any situation.

fencing measuresThis article contains all the standard fencing measures you're ever likely to need.

fencepostswStrainer posts are used at the beginning and end of the fence.

gateIf you've got fences, you'll need gates.

A power fence is a psychological barrier that keeps farm animals in and wild animals and vermin out - even over long distances.fencingelecw

fence postsIf you're building a fence the old fashioned way, you'll need to dig holes.

Ajoining wiret some point on your lifestyle block you'll need to join 2 wires together on a fence line.

stockyardsIf you are going to have livestock on your lifestyle block - you'll need pens or stockyards.

pinned gudgeonThis set of plans is for a simple set of yards, suitable for the average small lifestyle block.

stileClimbing fences is a bad habit - it damages or weakens them a little bit every time and will eventually compromise the integrity of the fenceline.

fencenergiserwLightning will damage your energizer if it strikes your electric fence.

fence maintenanceFences don't last forever, at some point they'll need fixing or replacing.

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