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Kencove electric poultry netting for rotational grazing?

 
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I wondered if anyone has any experience with using the kencove poultry netting for hogs? I have used the premier stuff, I like it and understand its downfalls (Which aren't substantial IMHO), I found Kencoves stuff to be about $30 cheaper, and a penny saved is a penny earned, and when looking at buying 5 sections at a time this really adds up..
 
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It works. There are some tricks. Keep it tight. Clip the bottom wire leads. Anchor between vertical stays. Keep it hot. Train. See: http://sugarmtnfarm.com/poultry-netting-for-pigs/
 
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Yeah, like I said I have some of the premier stuff, use it and understand its shortfalls, I was just wondering how the Kencove brand stuff compared, as it is about $30 cheaper. I wondered if it is lower quality or if I just found a better deal. I just ordered 5- 164' lengths so I guess I will see..
 
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I have both. Kencove is less expensive, slightly less quality, I buy Kencove mostly.
 
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I like the premier stuff in the short 50' lengths with the stronger posts. It makes it a lot easier to move that way. If you have uneven land or lots of obstacles like trees or rocks, the sorter lengths make it easier to keep the fence tight too. I have one 164' length that I use in one place all season. All of the other fences make paddocks off of that long one.
I clipped the bottom two wires and saved a huge hassle with pigs pushing dirt against the fence and grounding it out.

 
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Walter Jeffries wrote:I have both. Kencove is less expensive, slightly less quality, I buy Kencove mostly.



Awesome, that's what I was hoping for! I have a 1 joule charger for the 3 fences I used last year and although it worked well, it seemed a bit under powered. I just upgraded to a 3 joule box, and I'm hoping that doesn't get too hot for the 7 I plan to attach to it. My plan is to keep making permanent net paddocks, meaning they wont move, I think I have enough to keep rotation up until about mid summer and hopefully by then I will have the funding to make 2 additional paddocks. Thanks for the replies!
 
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