Running the Farm : Fencing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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".

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.

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

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

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

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

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

pigKeep domestic animals in. Separate different groups of animals.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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