During the workshops and via email, we’ve gotten a lot of questions on one subject which we have never really covered before, until today, fencing.
If you have listened to the last 5 episodes on sheep, you will know that there are a lot of different opinions on fencing and a lot of different approaches to using those fencing systems.
Today we will take a look at fencing from a 10,000 foot view discussing how to approach establishing permanent fence if you are a new farmer and/or are putting fence onto new land.
What type of fence should you go with, and why?
Should you install it yourself, or pay someone to do it.
When you are starting out are a lot of scenarios which could play out when it comes to fence, and like most things on the farm it comes down to…
What’s your context?
Where do you want to go with your farm?
How much money and time do you have to spend?
Once you know those then the specifics fall into place.
Today’s episode will be a high level look at permanent fencing.
Next week we’ll have someone from Premier One on to talk specifically about the ins and outs of portable electronic fencing. Then, down the line we’ll follow up on this subject with a more specific look at the hardware, materials, and specs that go into producing Darby’s preferred type of fence – hi-tensile.
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