Episode 192. Electric Fencing 101. Part 2

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Nina Prater, a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT’s southeast office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, continues a discussion about electric fencing with her husband, Jeremy Prater. Jeremy is the owner and operator of Cedar Creek Farm, a sustainable diversified livestock operation in the Ozarks of Arkansas. Jeremy has used electric fencing to manage cattle, goats, hogs, and poultry.

They go into detail about the equipment itself and how to use it effectively.

In the previous episode, Nina and Jeremy discussed why electric fencing is such a useful tool in management-intensive grazing; the NRCS’s cost-share program for electric fence; how to adapt existing fence; and other ways electric fencing can be used to contain and manage livestock. The link to that podcast is in the notes below.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Nina Prater directly via email at ninap@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Electric Fencing 101. Part 1.

Managed Grazing tutorial

Fencing and Watering Systems

Getting Started in Livestock. Part 2: Species Considerations

Integrating Livestock with Crops Project: Electric Fences. Sheep in and Predators Out

Other Resources:

Electric Fencing for Serious Graziers (NRCS)

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