We completed this work for a returning customer, a local property owner who has just taken a new farm. The extensive farmland has multiple fences that need to be replaced.
The land is farmed by a tenant cattle farmer. The owner has asked us to replace fencing at various points around the farm to make the farm safer and more practical for the farmer. The old, worn fencing will be replaced with stock netting on wooden posts with 2 strands of barbed wire.
Being agricultural fencing specialists, this job was right up our street!
Due to the size of the farm and the fact that the land is being grazed by cattle, we are carrying out this project in stages. This was our 3rd return visit.
The main objective on this visit was to replace a section of the boundary fence, where the neighbour’s horses are crossing the boundary line and gaining access to our customer’s land.
We also installed new gates around the farmer’s yard and replaced a stock netting fence on the access lane to the farm.
Our Contracts Manager worked closely with the customer, farmer and our fencers to coordinate the logistics of this job.
Care was taken to make sure that the fencers knew which fields were being grazed at all times, so as not to put them in danger and make sure no cows escaped while the fences were been replaced.
We took a ‘rip out and replace’ approach to this installation, meaning that no fields were left unsecure overnight. We removed short runs of fencing at a time, making sure that this was replaced with the new fence by the end of the day.
The ground on this job ranged from very dry and hard, to extremely wet and soft, a real mixed bag! Our Protech EVO1S Post Knocker made light work of the hard ground and, since the machine is tracked the wet ground was not a problem either.
On this visit, we installed close to 600m of stock netting with barbed wire and 5 gates.
This phase of the project is now complete. There is some hedge and tree work to be done before we return, we hope to be back at this site later this month to carry on with the next phase.