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About Gary Duncan

Gary has been active in the fence business for over 15 years. He also raises Highland cattle in a management intensive grazing system and was the first person to market the PasturePro post back in 2005. He enjoys discussing all things grazing and is the main contributor to the blog.

Government Cost Share Programs for Fencing

During my career in the electric fencing industry I have worked with many consumers, customers and agencies regarding cost share programs.  There are many programs available, out there. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is one of the larger ones, … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Non-Conductive Insulated Electric Fence Posts

I think that resourcefulness is a great thing and that utilization of materials at hand is an admirable and sustainable proposition. But, many times we try to make-do with a material that is cheap and available with little thought regarding … Continue reading

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High Tensile Electric Fencing – Why use it?

Sometimes, in the course of offering insight and scope, we often lose sight of the most basic essential questions. Why do we use High Tensile Electric Fencing to begin with? What are the benefits of using it over the traditional … Continue reading

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Essential products for high-tensile electric fencing on the farm

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to work with some of the  New Zealand dairies that were relocating and establishing operations into Southwest Missouri. These were groups of experienced “hands on” dairymen whom had 25+ years of electric fencing under … Continue reading

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Checking your wire tension on an electric fence

This is a good time of year to check your high tensile wire tension on your fences.  In late fall the air temperatures are normally at about the mid range point. There will be some expansion and contraction going on with your high … Continue reading

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Fall Sale on Blended Color PasturePro Posts

Blended posts

We are having a fall sale on our “blended” posts, which are created as we switch colors during our manufacturing process. We use color pigments to make a variety of colors, and this pigment is continuous throughout the material (i.e. … Continue reading

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Fencing for Rocky or Compacted Ground – Using a Dropper System

I grew up with the mindset that fences had to be fortresses. Rigid and taut as well as non-penetrable was the desired fence in the old days. Then along came high tensile wire and electric fences, and the idea that a fence … Continue reading

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Electric Fence Configurations

We often get asked which posts should be used for different types of fence configurations. Below is our chart (with additional installation notes below) of general configuration guidelines and driving depths.

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“Over-Engineered” and “Under-Powered” Electric Fences

Over the years, I have had opportunity to work with and visit with many New Zealanders here in the US. I don’t think that it is any secret that many of them have grown up with hi-tensile electric fencing and … Continue reading

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A “Do-it-Yourself” Weekend Horse Fence

A very happy horse owner with a new fence!

I’m sure we all know people that will bend over backwards to help another person out. Then there are a few that wouldn’t go out of their way to help a friend in need if their life depended on it. … Continue reading

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