FARM GIRLS APPROVE!! Electric fence netting… comprehensive install/review/how to..and fun!

FARM GIRLS APPROVE!! Electric fence netting… comprehensive install/review/how to..and fun!

hey folks this is Josh Tony rich farmer welcome to the farm vlog got my trusty partner here mrs. Stoney Ridge she's got our fancy shirt stupid should hurt shirt and I've got our goat shirt on so you guys want to pick up the t-shirt I won't tell you not to anyhow today we're going to show you how to install the premiere one fence and we already have the goats in this type of fence and basically we've been moving them on pasture so we want to show you what it takes to move the goats so we're gonna have a little bit of fun today moving the goats introducing them to a new section of pasture now I have you over here by this junk pile and our corn garden for a reason so I trust this stuff so much that I'm putting the goats right next to our corn garden so it really really works this is what we're gonna make into our goat mobile I'm gonna call it the goat mobile basically I want to set this up it's an old tobacco trailer I want to set it up to where it has a shelter in there and the goats can climb in there and we'll get them used to feeding them in that shelter and from there we'll be able to move them throughout our pasture and I'll show you what we've got going so where the goats are now is barren they've eaten it all down and right here we have some yummy yummy stuff we're gonna go ahead and get started moving these goats alright let's go ahead some fun alright guys so here are the goats and you can see that we have the Sahara Desert out here and a beautiful wonderful pasture right here full of ragweed which goats love check them out they're sneezing over there so you guys doing they must not like the dogs they're snorting at the dogs so currently the setup we have we have the 35 inch fencing it's goat and sheep netting and we also have right here our poultry netting and I think it's a little bit taller what we're gonna do is we're gonna join this fence with the old fence and move these guys out to a new section of pasture and then we'll take down the old fence so the current fence charger we're using is the Reba brand and the difference between the zareba brand and the premier one brand is the grounding situation let me show you so your electric fence is only going to work as good as your ground set up and basically we have a ground rod driven in the ground right here for this is Reba brand fence controller well premiere one has taken away the need to drive a ground rod which is super duper awesome let me show you their setup so the premier one fence charger is a lot different than the zareba brand it has an adjustable solar panel and I'll show you how all that works inside here is the battery compartment very very easy to access with the zareba one you've got to take screws out in all sorts of stuff you have these little clamps in this clamp goes to your ground and where's the other one and this clamp goes to your hot so that goes to your fence and that one goes to your ground very very simple it has a handle on it so this is just made for grazing and rotational grazing on pasture or rotating your chickens out on pasture let me show you the ground rod setup it's really impressive so the premier one fence just has this little guy right here and what you do is you stick them in the ground and you stomp it down and then you take your ground clamp and you just clip it to it boom it's done you can see it's kind of ground off and shinier right here that's so it gets a good contact on there so I would say maybe you'd have to grind that once in a while if you want to make sure you kept good contact and this is how it mounts so this ground rod stabs on the ground and then you take there's a slot in here you just take it and you slide it in that slot and that's it and it serves as a stand for your premiere one fence controller I had no idea this product was out there so I ordered me one all right I'm going to show you just how easy it is to mash this thing in the ground one thing you have to think about is which way is north and which way south you want your fence controller solar panel to be facing south so that it gets maximum sunlight that's south so we're gonna set this up to where that south and that's north and our solar panel will be right here cool so we're gonna take our spike we're gonna stick it on the ground right here okay and then mrs. Stoney Ridge is gonna step on it believe me guys she's got a pretty strong kick alright so you'll notice this thing is kind of floppy it comes with little knobs just like that and basically you take these screws that are in it from the factory and you unscrew them or their bolts actually you unscrew them there finger tight I think well a little tighter and finger tight this one's finger tight there's the already finger tightened it take this out and slip this little guy in and that way you can adjust it the goats are hungry dude they're following us around over here so maybe you could just it to the height that you want it to catch the most sunlight pretty cool it's shiny I like shiny stuff now let me show you how it mounts up on the ground so we're down here and this is our mount and basically just so simple you just slide it in the groove right here try not to catch any grass slide it right in there and boom that's it it's ready to go I've got my solar panel angled and now all I have to do is hit the power button it's right here hit that button and you can hear it pow so this right here this clamp this will go to our wire we'll set it to the side for a second now the way this wire goes up is really really simple and you'll get to watch me and missus turning Ridge pod up but they're two different tight one is a single spiked type and that's for use in really soft ground but if your ground is not so soft use the double spike so we ordered the double spike this is single spike and it does just fine but if the ground is not a little bit moist if it's really really dry out you'll have a little bit of a difficult time pushing the single spike where the double spike you can just take your foot and push it right in I think it's a little more sturdy that is the double spike and that's the poultry netting so let's get busy Billy here is a fainting goat sometimes merely falls down but he gets back up it comes shipped like this so you don't stab your UPS guy and it also comes with the thing we just dropped a little patch kit right here and a little connector kit so it's pretty nice to have if you need it and we'll set this to the side now the fence comes with these nice little strings so you can just pull one cord and hopefully pull one cord and on top pretty cool no zip ties here very disappointing I hear that Mennonite people and if any of you guys are Mennonites please let me know but I hear if there's a piece of string that long Mennonite people save it I don't know I think it's a good way to live though now you'll notice how this is packaged all of the posts are on one side now this is going to serve as your how to install this premier one fencing and hopefully we won't get it all tangled up basically all your posts are on one side and all your Nets kind of hangs down so you just go along and with your assistant miss vana over here we will start sticking these in the ground you'll come and hold this and as we go along we'll stick our fence in the ground very very simply right here it's the first post and that's pretty much it you kind of pull them a little bit tight as you go we'll stick our first post in the ground and then we'll move on we'll give you a little detail on how to mash it in basically you want to be on the inside of the fence while you're building it and I swear I tried to make a square fence with this stuff and there is just in my book it's just not designed to make a square fence so it makes a big round pin kind of like what we had the goats in already we're gonna get moving down through here we're basically going to build this fence parallel to the other one and encircle this whole area we've got three sections of 164 feet of fence that's a lot of fence let's get it done it's probably take us what at least 25 minutes all right so we got the first section up the first 164 foot section took what about four minutes yeah yeah stuff goes up really really easy one tip that I do have for you is that you want to put this in after it rains it just makes it so much easier to push those little pins down in the ground they're really robust they're really hard but you can bend them if your soil is really hard or if you hit a rock or something like that so if you do hit a rock just move it that's simple so easy to put up we're gonna go ahead and put up the rest of it and we'll show you along the way some of the details of installing it guys I've searched the web high and low to figure out the best way to move livestock with this kind of fence inevitably somebody tries to get out so the best thing to do is to have two big sections of fence and be able to build one and then open up a little section of fence right up so the goats can go through and we'll show you that let's get busy start in this next section okay so we're to a section of fence mrs. Stoney Ridge is going to go that way stretch it out just a little bit pull it we'll get some tension on here and these are all very very adjustable okay and I'm going to show you how we mash it down in the ground here just as simple as it gets right here you just stick it in and then take your foot and push it in the ground just that easy now as you're going as you're installing you'll see that the fence seems a little bit floppy something isn't right this isn't gonna work that's what I was thinking but I'll show you a simple solution to that here at the end of the video all right we're gonna walk across the field to the other side and both of us should have rather itchy legs after this most of the time here in North Carolina when you walk through tall grass you get some critters on you so would have been best to wear long pants but you know what's that shirt say we got to have some fun anyway it's too doggone hot for long pants we're gonna put this last section together and I'm going to show you how to connect the fence sections together and that way that you get a good electrical connection between all the fence sections now there's a specific order you've got to figure out when you're unraveling this fence one of them is the first post and one of them is the last post so if you look closely at your fence your first post will have a label on it and that's how you know where to start with your first post it also has this little connector right here and a big old fat weave of wire right on the post see that big fat weave and this is how you connect it to your next post and I'll show you how we do that the same as before we'll mash our fence post in basically here you just want to but these two posts together probably put about a fingers width in between them it doesn't really matter they just need to be close to touching and then we'll take our connectors these are two connectors that will go together pretty cool I like to take and wrap it around this way and then wrap the other one around this way and ensure I get a good connection and you just slide these two little connectors together very very simple and boom you've got an electrical connection between your two fences now if you want to go the extra mile you can probably take a little copper wire or something and wrap around these but you really don't have to this stuff really conducts electricity very well and will keep your goats or sheep in for sure now there's something that I failed to mention there is a training period if your goats or your sheep are not used to this fence there's a training period that the goats need to experience so you don't want to go putting them in a great old big pin like this until you train them to a smaller pin so what we did was we took one fence section and we made a tight little ring and basically it sounds kind of bad but we sprinkled a little bit of food next to it so that they got their head closed and whenever they touch the fence they realize boom immediately that they could not get close to that fence and that stopped it totally I don't know about sheep but goats will butt each other and kick each other out of the way when it comes to feeding time so once we put it next to it and they got a little tap that was it problem solved this is not a physical barrier it's a psychological barrier and they don't want to get popped it's not gonna harm them it's not gonna hurt them it won't hurt you I've been zapped life spins at all been zapped it's no biggie it's no permanent harm but it trains them we know not to touch it and so do the goats this did not take that long we knocked it out quick that stuff is awesome I'm gonna let the goats in here and then we're gonna walk around the outside of this fence they're already trained to it so we don't need to energize it right away so we're going to walk around the outside the fence and I'll show you what to do with those saggy parts those parts that start to dip the goats really aren't gonna push through it but it just makes your fence look better so the simple solution if you've got sag and the top of your fence is to take your fence wire and just wrap it around the top a couple times very very simple and then drop it through there's a little slot on the top drop it right through that slot and it takes the sag right out of your fence it's tight as a tick so here's our little alligator clip and all we're gonna do is clip it right on the little metal clip right here awesome and we'll turn it on I want to listen I want to hear it pop pop and make sure I got the pop on the fence and we also have a tester that we bought from premiere one we'll show you that too you don't even have to touch the wire pretty awesome so here's the little tester that we got with our kit and basically you just put it up to the fence if you hit the button here the red light shows and it shows low voltage and check now we hit the button and we go to our fence and it says okay pretty easy pretty cool hey guys bet there is a happy bunch of goats pretty cool so the green and the Sahara Desert this area right here where the goats were is pummeled it has been pounded by the goats it has been eaten down to nothing and it will recover SuperDuper awesome because the goats are just throwing down some good old but fertilizer on here so we'll be able to walk around in here see if there's any rocks pick up all the rocks and this will be hay field eventually it's pretty cool this will look better than that very very soon so there are a couple final things at me and mrs. Stoney Ridge have to do we have to move the current goat Shack over to the new paddock and we have to move their feeder and they've got some water troughs over here so we want to provide them with some shade and that's where the goat will be able come into play sooner or later so we got to get busy you got to drag all these feeders and stuff over here so the goats have a wonderful place to live alright so guys I hope you enjoyed the little video here I hope you learned a whole lot and if you're considering buying some of this premier one fencing be sure and go to the specialized link that we have below in the video description it's my own little Stoney Ridge farmer link to get to premiere one fencing all this stuff you can buy right there and that's it we thought we'd show you something really cool and teach you a little something today and I hope you learned a lot be sure you pound that like button subscribe to the channel and we'll see you next time click the little bell icon down there now notifying we post a new video we'll have a lot more fun stuff like this alright see you next time [Applause] every night right

22 Replies to “FARM GIRLS APPROVE!! Electric fence netting… comprehensive install/review/how to..and fun!”

  1. Prompted by this video, I installed a test "pen" using a Daken solar-charged energizer and 50 m (~162 ft) of netting. 24 hours after putting my three boar goats (who are EXTRAORDINARY escape artists), they're still in the pan. Only took one zap, each, for them to learn. Gonna pick up another couple of sections to enarge the pen, or use 'em in a line to partition the (larger) paddock they're in now.

    Important: This type of fencing does NOT work well at all when the ground is too dry. We've been in near-drought conditions until a couple weeks ago. After the rain, ground was wet enough that I've got good (6000+ VDC) voltage all around the fence.

    Great video & tips! Thanks

  2. Just what I was looking for! (Goats have gotten out for the third time TODAY!)

    BTW, in Australia (where I am) or anywhere in the southern hemisphere you want the panel facing NORTH.

  3. I have a old trailer I thought of doing the same thing would love to see yours and how you do it from start to finish

  4. Thanks for the inspiration to incorporate what you have done into my operation. Feel free to check out my setup.

  5. Great to see Mrs. Stoney Ridge out there with you. 🙂 Enjoyed the music and learned a lot. Someday my Fiance and I will have some property and your vlogs will help us get the land to pay us back and pay it forward to our good neighbors with eggs and a honor system fresh vegetable stand. God Bless!

  6. the three strings on the post is not just for keeping it rolled up its to tie the posts together when you join two rolls together

  7. Josh, no reason to install the u-shape ground first. You can have it installed already on the unit and then just hold the main unit (NOT solar panel) with two hands on either side, push down and rock side to side slightly and the grounds will go right in….6 of one, 1/2 dozen of another I guess.

  8. Just for those that don't know goats are great for clearing brush and under growth around trees! If you have an over grown area and have the time wrap your pen around or through the trees. Goats even eat stuff like poison ivy! No chemicals needed no gas motors running and no risk of getting really bad poison ivy or other nasty plant rash from the trimmer splatter painting you with it!

  9. RAIN!?! What is this thing you call Rain!?! Lol! Thank you so much for the instructional Josh and Mrs. Stoney Ridge!

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