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How Does an Electric Fence Work?

Nowadays, nearly everyone who keeps pasture animals naturally uses an electric fence. As early as the 1930s, herds were fenced in with electric fences in New Zealand and in the USA. In 1942, Paul Kolb invented the first electric fence…
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Repairing your Electric Fence — Checklist for Troubleshooting

Despite the careful construction of an electric fence, there are always situations where we have to repair something on the fence. Manual repairs of fence posts, insulators or the conductor material are quite simple to identify and correct,…
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Annual accounts for livestock owners - livestock reports

The year is over, the holidays as well ... so, we livestock owners just have to finish 2016 with the tasks of checking our fences and making them winter proof as well as taking care of the annual bureaucracy and red-tape. Besides the usual…
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How you build a reliable electric fence

For your animals` safety and health, a well-functioning electrical fence is a prerequisite. All components must be carefully coordinated with each other. If you keep in mind the following points during planning and maintenance, you can be sure…
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Video: Connect electric fence conductive material in 30 seconds

When setting the tension of new conductor material or when constructing or converting pasture fences, the conductor material must be connected to the fence posts in some way or another. Fence connectors made of stainless steel into which the…
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Conductive Materials for the Electric Fence: The Polyrope

Deciding which conductive material is most suitable for your electric fence is not always easy. In another blog post, we've given tips for the use and purchase of polytape and polywire. In this blog post we'll talk about when one should…

Conductive Materials for the Electric Fence: The Polywire

In the other two parts of our series on conductive material, we give tips for the use of Polytape and Polyrope. In the following, we discuss the third option of fencing your pasture: Polywire. Tips for the Use of Polywire Similar to Polyropes,…
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How to repair conductive material of electric fences in 30 seconds

For livestock owners, a functioning electric fence is essential. Whether it is a fence for horse, sheep, goat or cattle pastures ... the problem is always the same. Time invested in the upkeep of pasture fences can be great. Some of us spend…
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Electric Fence Equipment - 6 Products that Make Your Life Easier

In this blogpost, we present several clever products of electric fence equipment, which will make your life as an electric fence owner easier: Fence Checker and GSM-Alarm Unfortunately, the naked eye can not tell whether the current flow…
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The Electric Fence for Wild Animal Deterrence: Wolves

For about 150 years, wolves have been distinct in our region. But since 2000, more and more wolves are living in the wilds of Germany again. Conservationists are quite happy about this. But one man`s joy is another man`s sorrow: Because wolves, as…
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Prevent your foals from being hurt by the fence

 In order for a foal to develop healthy, it should stay on a pasture at an early stage. Even if foals look quite fragile at first, the owner is well advised to let them roam onto the pasture – despite the dangers. After all, horses have a…
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Conductive Materials for the Electric Fence: The Polytape

One of the most important decisions when designing a pasture fence is the choice of the suitable conductive material. You can choose between Polyrope, Polywire, and Polytape. In these plastic conductive materials, the conductive wires (e.g.,…