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Celebrating 40 Years of Fencing!

Fence Clinics & Lectures

2018 Fence Clinics: Saturday, May 5th & Sunday, May 6th, 2018. Register here.

Wellscroft Fence Clinic 2017

Each year, Wellscroft puts together a weekend of educational lectures and hands-on demonstrations for new farmers, gardeners and commercial growers or anyone else interested in learning more about their existing fencing system! Checkout the schedule of events (below) for our 31st Annual Free Fence Building Clinics being held this year on Saturday, May 5th and repeated on Sunday, May 6th, from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Wellscroft Fence Clinic 2017
  • Fun, Free & Informative
  • Morning and Afternoon Clinics
  • Hands-On Lessons and Demonstrations
  • Tour of Various Fence Types
  • Coffee and Refreshments Provided

Discussion topics will range from Permanent and Semi-Permanent Electric Fence Systems to Non-Electric Woven Wire and other Physical Barrier Systems. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to build fence and try out products, as well as get free advice from our fence experts.


 
2018 WELLSCROFT FENCE CLINIC AGENDA

8:00 – 8:30 | Sign-In – Coffee & Refreshments
  • Watch slideshow of fence photos & pick up brochures
 
8:30 – 8:45 | Welcome
  • Introduction of Staff
 
8:45 – 9:30 | Basics of Electric Fence and How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes
  • How low impedance high voltage energizers work
  • Energizer types; 110V,Battery,Solar, choosing the right size energizer
  • Proper grounding and lightning protection
  • Location of energizer and ground field
  • Methods for monitoring voltage
  • Training animals to the fence
  • Choosing the right type of fence
 
9:30 – 10:00 | Electric Fence Options
  • High‐Tensile
  • Low‐Tension/Semi‐Permanent/”Quick Fence”
  • Polywire, Tape, Rope & Reel Systems
  • Electric Netting
  • How to incorporate these
 
10:00 - 10:20 | Non-Electric Fence Options
  • Woven & Non Climb Fence
  • Coated and Smooth Wire
  • Barbed Wire
  • Plastic & Polymer Rails
 
10:20 - 10:30 | Energizer Installation Sample Post Options
  • Pressure Treated, Cedar, Local Wood, Steel T‐posts
  • Composite, Fiberglass, Plastic
  • Proper use of Trees
 
10:30 - 10:45 | Gate Options
  • Tube, Panel, Mesh, Spring, Bungee, Net, Farmer’s, Drive‐Thru, Electric Offset, Cattle Grate
  • Proper installation of an electric gate
 

10:45 – 11:00 | TOUR of semi‐permanent rope, tape and braid systems

 

11:00 – 11:30 | TOUR of netting types including proper set up and take down

 
11:30 – 12:30 | FOCUS SESSION I ‐ Informational
  • High‐Tensile – Tour of 110 V installations, high‐tensile & low tension electric systems and options
  • Low‐Tension/Semi‐Permanent – Using electric rope, tape, polywire systems in 2D or 3D, gates, tools
  • Electric Netting – How to set up, move, take down, store, and repair
 
12:30 – 1:30 | LUNCH BREAK
  • The 4‐H Club will be cooking by the garage at the house.
  • Order pick up if not staying for afternoon session
  • Visit with Contractors
 
1:30 – 3:30 | FOCUS SESSION II – Hands‐On Demonstration
  • Stockade ST400I Cordless Stapler – Try it out! (Ongoing throughout afternoon)
  • Kinghitter post drivers with rock spike & mechanical wire unwinder/stretcher
  • Woven Wire – Brace construction, tying off ends, stretching & joining, and tools needed
  • High‐Tensile Smooth Wire – Brace construction, starting and ending, tensioners & springs, and tools required
  • Smart Net Anti‐Deer & Bird Netting – Bracing, stretching & anchoring
 
3:30 – On | Additional topics by request and Question & Answer sessions Review estimates and pick up orders

 

Register for Free!