NOVEMBER FENCING TIP OF THE MONTH
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Old fences can be made to last for many more years by simply attaching offset brackets and an electrified wire on one or both sides, even where fences have deteriorated so much they need replacing.

New fences will last almost twice as long if they have electrified offset wires attached to them. Electrifying one or more wires in a conventional non-electric fence will prevent stock pushing through the fence.

Attach single offset wires at two-thirds the height of the animal to be controlled. If sheep and cattle are to be in the same area, use two wires or a single offset attched at three quarters the height of the sheep.

Where old barbed wire is rusty and broken, remove the worse wires and tighten the others to prevent and on-going problem of them shorting out the offset wire. Old fence wires can also be connected in parallel and used as a ground return system.