Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tips for Choosing a Post Size


Choosing the right size PasturePro Post to use on your high tensile electric fence system is really pretty simple, but here are a few comments to help you make the right selection(s):

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Understanding Wire for Farm Fencing

All “agricultural fencing” in the USA, consists of low carbon wire or high tensile wire. Low carbon wire is made from steel rod with an approximate 0.10% carbon content. While, this type of wire is easy to work with, it … Continue reading

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Setting Hedge Corner Posts

Zeb Gray sent us photos of some of his new fences, including an interesting one on how he braces and sets his H corner posts. Zeb is getting his master degree in Animal Science at Iowa State and builds fence … Continue reading

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Humor on the Farm

One of the fun parts of what I do is meeting people – hearing stories and telling stories. At trade shows and conferences, in particular, we get the opportunity to talk to a lot of people in a day’s time. … Continue reading

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The Winter Landscape

Here it is the first week of January, and the beginning of another New Year. When I looked out the window on Christmas Eve morning the color of the landscape was white. A week later, we had heavy rain, thunderstorms, … Continue reading

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