ELECTRIC FENCES AND GATES
How can farmers better manage our electric fences and gates on farms?
The situation is a challenge because:
1. They have open metal wire suspended by insulators, which is susceptible to shorting out, with loss of power for the entire farm
2. They need to erect temporary fences in the correct place to ensure they feed their animals and manage their pastures efficiently
3. They have multiple gates that can be left open due to human error, resulting in animals going to the wrong paddock
4. It can be difficult to find a fault in an electric fence system around the entire farm