Category Archives: Buying Tips

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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Fall Sale on Blended Color PasturePro Posts

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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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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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Calculating the Materials for a High Tensile Electric Fence

You can call it a material list, bid sheet, or whatever you want to call it. But when you build any fence you will need a guideline that tells you what materials you will need to begin the construction of … Continue reading

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The Underground Life of a Fence Post

All of the workings that go on underground have been an intriguing subject since the first caveman dug his first hole. It’s a science in itself. As children we dug in the dirt. As adults we got bigger toys and … Continue reading

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Tips for Choosing a Post Size

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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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