How to Set Up a Solar-Charged Polywire PaddockWed, 12 Jan 2022 11:32:32 CST
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.
· 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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