Electric Fencing: How to Choose, Build, and Maintain the Best Fence for Your Plants and Animals

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Storey Publishing, Jan 1, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 91 pages

This practical guide covers everything you need to know about the types of electric fencing available, how to choose the type that is right for your needs, how electric fencing works, how to put an electric fencingÊsystem together, and how to use portable electric fencing for rotational grazing. Whether you need to keep livestock and horses in or keep predators out, you'll find the information you need in this comprehensive handbook.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
How an Electric Fence Works
5
The Fence Energizer
15
Fitting the Fence to the Animal
28
Permanent Electric Fence
41
Temporary Electric Fence
53
Planning and Building Your Fence
64
Rotational Grazing
75
MaintenanceTroubleshooting Repairs
83
Resources
90
Index
91
Other Storey Titles You Will Enjoy
92
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Ann Larkin Hansen is the author of The Backyard Homestead Seasonal PlannerThe Organic Farming Manual, The Electric Fencing Handbook, Finding Good Farmland, and Making Hay; coauthor of A Landowner’s Guide to Managing Your Woods with consulting forester Dennis Waterman and master logger Mike Severson; and coauthor with her husband, Steve, of Maintaining Small-Farm Equipment. She has been a journalist for more than 30 years, specializing in organic agriculture and sustainable forestry. A homesteader and a small-scale organic farmer, she lives with her family on a farm in northern Wisconsin. 

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