https://www.myteeproducts.com/farm-supplies/electric-fencing.html - Mytee Products sells a variety of products for agricultural operations including fence energizers and fence wire, tape, and braid. Though we are not experts in agriculture, we do know that choosing the right components for an electric fence ultimately determines its effectiveness. We also know there are both right and wrong ways to use the fencing materials we sell.\n
Mytee Products sells a variety of products for agricultural operations including fence energizers and fence wire, tape,
and braid. Though we are not experts in agriculture, we do know that choosing the right components for an electric
fence ultimately determines its effectiveness. We also know there are both right and wrong ways to use the fencing
materials we sell.
Experienced cattle farmers already know how to use electrified fencing properly. Anyone new to the cattle game will
have to learn on the job. Thankfully, there is no shortage of online resources that farmers can use to figure out what
they are doing with their fencing. We can offer a few tips as well.
Plan All Your Fencing
The first step in constructing effective fencing is to plan everything. Do not make the mistake of buying your fencing
supplies first, then trying to plan around what you purchased. Creating a plan first allows you to come to Mytee Products
knowing exactly what you need to make your plan a reality.
Your plan should account for where your fencing will be built, whether it will be permanent or temporary, whether it will
be electrified or not, and the total amount of square footage fencing will entail. The total length of any given fence
Choose the Right Voltage
Electrified fences with inadequate voltage will not do much to deter cattle from grazing too closely. Furthermore, the
length of the fence will affect voltage. That’s why Mytee Products sells a variety of energizers. The farmer needs
energizers that will provide adequate voltage for the entire length of the fence in question. In some cases, multiple
energizers are necessary.
It is all well and good to properly plan and purchase the right supplies for electrified fencing. Where most cattle farmers
fall down is in installation. For example, proper grounding is critical to both fence operation and safety. The farmer
should fully understand the fundamentals of fence construction before the project begins.
The farmer who is uncomfortable about attempting a DIY fencing project should not take any chances. A better option is
to work with a colleague who already has experience with electrified fences. Where that is impossible, paying for
professional installation is worth the cost.
Carry out Routine Maintenance
Last but not least is carrying out routine maintenance on electrified fences. Like anything else, fences are subject to all
sorts of harmful things including bad weather, farming equipment, and even large animals that might not be bothered
by the fencing.
Energizers should be inspected and tested on a regular basis. After exceptionally bad weather, energizers might even
have to be looked at for possible repair. You do not know if you don’t check. We recommend patrolling fence lines and
testing energizers at least every few weeks.
Another big part of routine maintenance is fixing breaks. Remember that electrified fencing only works if the circuit that
carries power through the fence remains unbroken. Any breaks in a fence line need to be fixed right away. Cattle
farmers should also be looking for wear or tear that could lead to a break in the future.
Electrified fencing is a great tool for controlling cattle. When fencing is properly installed and maintained, it actually
trains cattle to stay away in much the same way invisible fencing can keep dogs from going outside a specific perimeter.
If you are looking to install electrified fencing for your cattle operation, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more
than happy to answer questions about our energizers and other electrified fencing supplies.