I made a big deal about being involved in the development of the latest wire spinner from Fencestay in this week’s video. It worked like this; I got to use a prototype wire trolley for a couple of months, complain about it like a whinger and then Steve (Fencestay) did all the work to fix the issues. Lovely. Aside from … Read More
There is an old saying that “There is nothing new under the sun” and while I don’t completely prescribe to this, certainly most tools we use are a natural development of an existing tool. Every now and then though, one comes along with enough new ideas and innovation to completely revolutionise a tool. The Fenceline strainer is a game changer. … Read More
Want an all steel farm fence option that requires no welding or special tools? This week’s video might be the setup you’ve been looking for. The FenceStay end assembly by Trigger Engineering gets a workout this week as I try a new method of steel fencing with no special tools or skills required. While straining StiffStay mesh in 8X15X900 to … Read More
How and Where? This week’s video follows Alan Upton as he fences off a riparian section along the creek that runs through his farm. Alan’s reasoning was simple. When you compare his side of the fence with his neighbour’s property, both running cattle, the difference is stark. Alan’s property, fenced off into rotationally grazed and fodder paddocks, with the creek … Read More
Before you get out there and start planning your fences, find out what they are going to do. Remember, fences are a 20-30 year investment, so get it right and your land will thank you with wonderful bounty for years to come. Get it wrong, and you will be forever chasing your tail and fixing problems you never needed have.
Well, in short, no. But there are a lot of ways to make a mistake when you first construct your fence that cost time, money and even worse stock losses and injury. This week’s video, supported by Whites Rural, looks at some options out there for your farm fence planning. The only thing worse than paying too much for your … Read More