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How to Set Up a Solar-Charged Polywire Paddock

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 11:32:32 CST

How to Set Up a Solar-Charged Polywire Paddock Four Things to Consider Before Building Your Paddock
1. Before installing a large paddock, train your cattle on the polywire line by setting up a small electric fence near a watering trough. Remember, polywire is only a psychological barrier.
2. Look at the grade of the area where you are going to build your paddock. Grade will determine the kind and number of posts you use.
3. In some cases, you may need to add a second polywire line below the main one, especially where stockers will rest and in low-lying areas where cattle could travel under a single line.
4. Weight of stockers, number of head, stocking density and forage availability are the main determining factors when deciding the size of the paddock.

Materials :
Electric gate handle
Fiberglass posts
Drilled fiberglass corner posts for corners and ends of gates
Double foot tread-in fence posts
Metal T-post for charger (optional)
Insulated wire
Turbo wire or polywire
Geared fence reel
Grounding rod
Solar charger with battery pack
Fence charger alligator clips
Fault finder
Survey flagging tape

For the whole tutorial, visit the Noble Research Institute website.



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