Monthly Archives: May 2011

How many Acres per Cow?

I received a text message from a friend the other day (from a far away land), asking what we figured, in Missouri, as an acceptable ratio of acres of pasture – required per cow (first off we dont figger in … Continue reading

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Electrifying Woven or Barbed Wire

Can I connect my fence charger up to barbed wire, or can I electrify my woven wire fence? Yes, I do know a few people that do electrify both barbed wire and woven wire fences.¬† I just did some research … Continue reading

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Snow Loads and Electric Fences

Image 3 - Showing the snow starting to melt and the strain on the wire.

We sometimes get asked about how PasturePro Posts hold up in snow loading; and the ultimate spring melting that occurs in the snow belts of North America and Canada. Frankly, it’s a question that makes me cringe, and the cringe … Continue reading

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A Visit to the A.L.E. Ranch

In preparation for their first production sale, Andy and Lydia have built new paddocks and holding lots using PasturePro posts.

I recently had a chance to visit with Andy and Lydia Ernszt of A.L.E. Ranch near Summersville, Misssouri. Andy and Lydia have been running commercial and registered Limousin cattle in their beautiful valley for well over a decade. In 2010, … Continue reading

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