Electric Fence Information & News

Solar Electric Fence Energizer / Charger covered in snow

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Solar Electric Fence Energizer / Charger covered in snow

Snow may cover your solar powered fence charger panel. Most electric fence chargers which are powered by solar panels operate on a battery. This battery can last several weeks. Make sure you buy a good Patriot or Speedrite solar fencer and you shouldn't have to worry about snow covering the solar panel. Make sure you order a patriot or speedrite energizer from valleyfarmsupply.com Solar Energizer covered in snow?

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How does Electric Fencing work for Livestock?

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How does Electric Fencing work for Livestock?

The electric fence is a simple system that has been used by farmers for over half a century to keep domestic livestock out of or in certain areas. The electric fence works by energizing an insulated wire with electricity, which creates an electrical current across the ground. Electric fences are available in many different shapes and sizes, depending on your needs. A regular farm will have one or two wires with 5 strands of wire per line for each animal. This means that each animal will now have 5 times the voltage of any normal fence, with 5 times the...

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Livestock Fence Program News | Patriot Fence Chargers

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Livestock Fence Program News | Patriot Fence Chargers

VA livestock fencing program sees jump in sign-ups Farmers respond after state offers to pay up to 100% of costs Jeanne Hoffman, co-owner of Whiskey Creek Angus cattle operation in Churchville, VA, stands by a newly installed exclusion fence at the Shenandoah Valley farm joined by her dog, Val. (Bobby Whitescarver) Environmentalists and farmers have long been at loggerheads over agricultural best management practices. It’s where environmentalism comes up against tradition and self-determination, and where farm economics come into sharp relief. So when government soil conservationist Bobby Whitescarver set out to romance Jeanne Trimble Hoffman, a ninth-generation beef cattle farmer...

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Homemade electric fence tester - Cheap and reliable

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Homemade electric fence tester - Cheap and reliable

We found this easy way to check your electric fences. If you livestock sits on the hot wire... your fence does not work!

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Solar Fencing Made Handy And Safe With Shock Box

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Solar Fencing Made Handy And Safe With Shock Box

Solar Fencing Made Handy And Safe With Shock Box   Ben Miller, owner of Buck Hill Fencer, has been helping Amish farmers utilize solar power to power fence chargers for 20 years. In recent years his Pasture Combo Shock Box has caught the attention of all farmers interested in using solar fencing in a safe and convenient way. “It is very popular because a lot of people want to go solar. They have no power to go to their property,” says Caren Remsberg, who sells the box through Valley Farm Supply, the fencing, weighing and watering supply business she and...

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