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Why is Lightning Protection important for Electric Fence Chargers

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One of the challenges of electric fencing is protecting the energizer from lightning strikes. Lightning can strike one of the wires and the electricity will travel through the fencing system to the energizer. Here are a few methods to help prevent burning down a building and prevent damage to the energizer. Install the energizer on a post outside of, but near the building with the power supply. Cover the energizer to protect from the weather. Use a good quality surge protector. Many times, the power surge that damages the energizer comes from the electrical supply rather than through the fence...

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Fence Posts and Insulators | Gallagher Electric Fencing Store

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Post Options Several types of posts can be used for fence construction. The most widely used are wooden posts. Commercially-produced posts are typically treated to extend the life of the post. With good maintenance, many fences can last 25 years or more. Treated Posts Pressure treated creosote post Posts treated with Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) are made from southern yellow pine. The CCA they are treated with is a mixture of arsenic, chromium, and copper. This product protects the wooden posts from moisture, fungi, and insect pests. These posts often have a grayish-green tint to them. Posts pressure-treated with creosote...

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Temporary Fencing Types / The Electric Fence Superstore

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Temporary fencing can be used to divide pasture fields into smaller sections to better manage the forage in the fields. Temporary fencing must be electrified in order for it to keep livestock properly contained. This is because it doesn't create a physical barrier, only a psychological boundary. Animals can easily break it. Even cattle that appear docile can get 'spooked' for various reasons and are much more likely to break down a polywire fence compared to a high tensile fence.  Polytape and Polywire This polywire provides a lightweight, portable means to separate paddocks. In this photo, you can see the...

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Cattle sorting left to the police

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We are very thankful for the relationships we have with our local ranching community. From providing cattle training to jumping in to lend a helping hand at a moments notice. Prime example, yesterday Officer Jeremy Carabajal was dispatched to loose cows on Sandy Mush Road. Officer Carabajal arrived to the scene and found three cows roaming around in the road way. A valiant effort was made, but Officer Carabajal was unable to secure the cattle. A quick call was made to our good friend, Bob Erickson, and it was not long before Joey Cozzi from Dos Palos Y Auction arrived...

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Gallagher Grazing Tumble Wheels at work

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From a customer in Montague, CA: Thought you might enjoy this pic. My husband normally feeds in the winter but he recently had surgery. No way can I handle bales (or driving the backhoe) to feed. Our son came up and lined up our 1 ton bales in rows for me to feed. I cut up an old tarp and covered the bales individually. Then I bought two of your tumble wheels. It’s working great! I break off flakes — just flop them over on the ground — and pull the wheels back as needed. The cows respect the line...

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