Protect your livestock and gardens with electric fencing. In this Storey BASICS® guide, Ann Larkin Hansen describes the pros and cons of different varieties of electric fencing so that you can choose the fence that best suits your property and needs. You’ll also learn how electric fencing works and how to put it together yourself. Whether you’re looking for a standard design to reign in your flock or a portable version for rotational grazing, this accessible volume will help you find an efficient, cost-effective solution.
About the Author
Ann Larkin Hansen is the author of The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Organic Farming Manual, The Electric Fencing Handbook, Finding Good Farmland, and Making Hay; coauthor of A Landowner’s Guide to Managing Your Woods with consulting forester Dennis Waterman and master logger Mike Severson; and coauthor with her husband, Steve, of Maintaining Small-Farm Equipment. She has been a journalist for more than 30 years, specializing in organic agriculture and sustainable forestry. A homesteader and a small-scale organic farmer, she lives with her family on a farm in northern Wisconsin.
Table of Contents
1 How an Electric Fence Works
2 The Fence Energizer
3 Fitting the Fence to the Animal
4 Permanent Electric Fence
5 Temporary Electric Fence
6 Planning and Building Your Fence
7 Rotational Grazing
8 Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repairs