The Electric Fencing Handbook (Paperback)

How to Choose and Install the Best Fence to Protect Your Crops and Livestock

By Ann Larkin Hansen

Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781612128917, 96pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

Use electric fencing to protect your livestock, poultry, beehives, and garden. Portable electric fencing is key to successful rotational grazing, while permanent electric fencing effectively protects gardens and orchards and secures large pastures. Through clear instructions accessible to everyone, you’ll learn when to use these methods or a combination of the two, plus how to plan for, build, and maintain your electric fencing. This crucial tool is cost effective and versatile, but veteran farmer and author Ann Larkin Hansen also explains what not to do with an electric fence.


About the Author

Ann Larkin Hansen is the author of The Backyard Homestead Seasonal PlannerThe 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. 



Praise For The Electric Fencing Handbook: How to Choose and Install the Best Fence to Protect Your Crops and Livestock

“Easy-to-follow instructions, regardless of whether you want to keep livestock in or wild animals out.” — Richard Banks, editorial director of FarmLife