Different fences for different farmers

Issue 8 2023 Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Agriculture (Industry)

Fencing, a time-honoured practice that transcends its agricultural origins, stands as a testament to a multifaceted and indispensable aspect of modern life. Far beyond the simple delineation of boundaries, fencing serves as a dynamic solution to address various needs, from ensuring the security of farms and protecting livestock, to defining property lines and enhancing aesthetic appeal.

Gallagher Power Fence offers different fencing solutions for different farms and homesteads. Of course, every farm is unique, so farm security should not adopt a one-size-fits-all approach. In this case, Gallagher fencing, in collaboration with farmers across the southern African region, has successfully implemented diverse electric fence solutions tailored to their specific needs.

The first one is home and farm security. This is one of the most important fencing parameters, as it safeguards both residential and agricultural properties. These innovations provide homeowners with real-time monitoring and control, enhancing the overall safety of their dwellings. These systems incorporate advanced technology, including electric fencing and access control features, providing a robust defence against unauthorised access and potential threats. Gallagher Power Fence’s solutions are tailored to protect physical boundaries and ensure the safety of livestock and crops on farms.

Mixed farms, in particular, can be hard to manage as they inhabit both crops and animals. Gallagher fencing offers unique solutions for these farms, specifically to deter unauthorised entry and to ensure the safety of animals within the farm. These prove to be a successful deterrent in safeguarding livestock from predators such as caracals and jackals while ensuring the protection of cattle, sheep, goats, chickens and other farm animals; these fences are specifically designed for this purpose. Gallagher fencing also ensures that these electrified perimeters keep cattle from grazing on crops and plants.

Animals are intelligent creatures, but wildlife animals always have escape plans incorporated with the strength to jump or destroy fences. Elephants, in particular, have a pattern of escaping from conservation areas, but in this case, Gallagher Power Fence, working with one game farm in northern Africa, brought reports of no elephant escapes in the past seven years. The fence was originally installed to prevent elephants from escaping, but it has worked well with other wildlife like white rhinos, buffalos, giraffes, elands, antelopes, cheetahs, wild dogs, hippos, leopards, and only occasionally with the territorial jungle beasts, lions. Gallagher electric fencing is meant for this purpose, and it also has enough voltage power to shock, but not harm the animals.

Gallagher Power Fence offers a versatile and effective solution for farmers across diverse agricultural landscapes. Whether protecting livestock, crops, wildlife reserves, or homesteads, the adaptability and reliability of these fences make them a valuable asset in ensuring the security of both rural and industrial settings.

For more information, contact Mark Smit, Gallagher Power Fence, +27 83 297 6079, www.gallaghersa.co.za


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