Living the Country Life

Fencing Content

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If you're having issues keeping your livestock penned in, it might be time to consider electric fencing. Here are some basics to get you started.
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Nobody knows more about fixing fences than farmers! These reader tips from our sister publication, Successful Farming magazine, will come in handy on the acreage, too.
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Whether attempting to keep goats in or deer out, nothing works as effectively as electric fencing. It is quite possibly the most important tool for managing animals.
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Electric fencing may be the most important tool a livestock producer has for managing animals ... if it's used correctly.
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If deer and rabbits are ambushing your landscaping, send them away by assaulting their noses. One sniff of a liquid product, and the critters won't bother to bite. Radio interview source: Peter...
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Fences have their place on an acreage and so do trees, but sometimes having both doesn't work. There are circumstances when you'll have to choose which one stays. Radio interview source:...
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Before installation, start by assessing all your needs
Fences define property and confine livestock but they also limit where wildlife can find habitat. The right kind of fencing will serve both types of animals well. Unfortunately for wildlife, fences...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program
Wood fences are both attractive and practical, but they do require regular maintenance. Autumn is a great time of year to get in the habit of checking your fence to make sure it's in top...
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Vinyl is popular material for attractive fencing along a lane or property lines. Be sure to do your homework before buying vinyl, because not all of it is the same quality. Radio interview source:...
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Putting up portable electric fencing often means wrestling with the posts and wires. A new system called the Smart Fence combines posts, reels, and wire in one easy package. Radio interview source:...

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