When Alan Forrest diversified and introduced goats to his sheep and wool operation in the early 2000s, he also made the move to electric fencing and has not looked back since.
Alan is a firm believer that electricity is most cost effective way to maintain the integrity of fencing, by reducing the pressure from both stock and pests.
“I believe you can achieve effective control with electricity, which is difficult to achieve even with a netting or hinge joint exclusion fence,” he said. “You can very quickly make an existing fence viable by adding some hot wires or offset wires (outriggers) and removing the pressure from stock and native animals.”
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