morning session will concentrate on portable and semi
permanent electric fence systems and their
applications, including a discussion of intense rotational
grazing, a superior method of pasture management. This includes
polywire, rope and tape systems for horses, cattle, and sheep
as well as wildlife control. Participants will familiarize
themselves with fence building techniques by actually putting
up and taking down electric netting and reel systems, and
will learn the importance of a good grounding system. There
will also be a discussion of battery and solar energizers,
volt meters, gateways, and most importantly, how to educate
animals to electric fence. This session may take place indoors
if weather dictates. We will finish up with a discussion and
tour of low tension semi-permanent fences.
The afternoon session
will focus on the construction of permanent fencing solutions such as Bekaert fixed knot woven wire fence, electric high tensile smooth wire, and
HTP rail systems. There will be a demonstration of the King
Hitter Post Pounder
and various tools used to facilitate fence construction. Every
one will have an opportunity to participate in the building
of a corner assembly as well as the stretching, splicing and
tying off of Solidlock
woven wire fence. There will also be a tour to show you several
different styles of these fences. Participants will learn the proper method
of mounting and grounding an energizer and how to protect
it from lightning. Representatives from Speedrite,
Centaur, King Hitter and Solidlock will be available to answer
your questions as well as give demonstrations.
You are welcome to come for either or both sessions. Bring
a box lunch if you are coming for the day, or there are two
restaurants nearby. Remember to dress warmly as most of the
clinic is conducted outdoors. The clinic will be held rain
or shine. For more information, call Wellscroft Fence at 603-827-3464.
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