April 17, 2017

New Customer! Lee Greenley Jr. Memorial Research Center

We are proud to have The Lee Greenley memorial research center as a customer of ours. The farm recently bought Gallagher tumble wheels for their cattle operation that uses electric fence.

The Greenley Center was established when Hortense Greenley donated the 700-acre farm to the University. The major objective of the center is to evaluate efficient, profitable crop production in northern Missouri while emphasizing soil conservation, water quality and energy efficiency.

Researchers study the benefits of reduced tillage, alternative cropping practices, the effects of new technology and products, variety testing, soil fertility and beef cattle backgrounding. Studies on water quality and the environmental impact of crop production are being implemented.

We are looking forward to hearing from them and how they work on the farm!.

April 10, 2017

Electric Fence and Multi-species Grazing for Sustainable Farming

View the webinar to learn about the interaction between livestock, vegetation, and soil, and management needs to extend the grazing season and improve animal performance when managing multi-species grazing systems. The following topics will be discussed: 1) Livestock species and stocking rate as dynamic factors that depend on vegetation species and management; 2) How to get started with fencing and cost-effective methods to retrofit it for multi-species grazing; 3) Livestock management for reduced reliance on dewormers, fertilizer, equipment, and herbicides; 4) Livestock guardians and introducing new species; 5) Forage management for improved soil health and functioning of the soil; and 6) Forage and animal diversity. Additionally, this presentation will cover management and facilities needed for all seasons.

April 09, 2017

Amazon Electric Fence Charger? STOP!

Wait! Are you really thinking about buying an electric fence charger off Amazon? Halt! Before you click the tab, call us to learn how electric fence works, how a fence charger works, and to compare our low prices on fencers. Our web site is just as easy to order at as amazon. but we are here for your needs too.

give us the click instead.. we are a hard working farm family that is here after the sale when you have questions... there will be questions about your electric fence not working... It most likely not that new fence energizer, but the ground or the fence itself...

call us at valley farm supply... See you at the farm!

April 04, 2017

Gripple tool for sale

 

We also sell gripple tools for building electric fence and trellising for vineyards

April 02, 2017

Gallagher Smartfix or $99 and free shipping!

Now on sale! The Gallagher Smartfix electric fence fault finder, digital voltmeter, and all around fence fixer.. Only $99 and Free Shipping!!

Buy yours now and get your electric fence into shape for the new animals and livestock you will have on your farm this spring.

The Gallagher line of electric fence testers offers simple voltmeters to the best tester available, the Smartfix. Find faults in the fence fast and get your electric fence hot again.

March 31, 2017

Gallagher 110 volt electric fence energizers

A 110 volt energizers system is the best choice if you have reliable power at your farm and all Gallagher Electric Fence energizers have built in lightning protection and are tested under extreme conditions to insure unconditional reliability. All of our fence chargers deliver outstanding performance every day of the year.

At valley farm supply, our medium to large size energizers offer extra performance with low power usage. They automatically match the power output to fence load. Our Electric Fence chargers also have fence monitor technology giving you total peace of mind for your fence at your farm. This ensures your electric fence is working effectively keeping your livestock safe.

March 30, 2017

How does electric fence work?

Electric fence is a psychological barrier that keeps animals in and wild animals and predators out. A pulse of electric current is sent along the fence wire, about one pulse per second, from an energizer which is grounded. When the animal touches the fence, it completes the circuit between the fence and the ground and receives a short, sharp but safe shock. The shock is sufficiently memorable that the animal never forgets.

Because it is a psychological barrier, it does not require great physical strength. However, it must be well designed and constructed to absorb some pressure from animals, snow and wind. The energizer must have enough power for the length of the fence and for the animals being controlled.

Advantages of electric fence

•Affordable: Electric fence is 50% less expensive to build and maintain than barbed wire, according to the 2005 study by Iowa State University on estimated costs for livestock fencing.

•Easily constructed

•Low maintenance

•Lightweight and portable

•Durable – due to low physical contact

•Easily modified or expanded

•Keeps animals in and predators out

Getting Started

To choose the right Gallagher products for your project determine:

•What animals do you want to keep in or keep out?

◦See Gallagher Energizer Chart

•How many miles or acres of fence will you build?

◦See Gallagher Energizer Chart

◦Use the Fence Calculator to determine the components you’ll need

•What power source will you use?

◦Gallagher has 110 Volt, battery or solar powered energizers

•Do you need a Permanent, Portable or Offset fence?

◦Permanent fence

◦Portable fence

◦Offset fence

March 30, 2017

How safe is electric fencing?

OUCH! Did you just get zapped by and electric fence charger? It hurts..


Well for a while.. It sent you 5000-9000 volts in a few milliseconds ... It was able to pulse and you could get your hand away. That is why electric fence is safe for animals.. They get shocked and are able to get out and away from the fence.

if you want to play with electric fence you will mostly get shocked. The pain lasts only a short while and you will be fine.

March 30, 2017

How to repair an electric fence charger?

You call the experts at www.fencerfixer.com. There isn’t a “silly” or “dumb” question that can’t be asked. If it’s ever happened to somebody, then we’ve likely ran into it ourselves. We are the go to experts in help & troubleshooting…and the best part is…IT’S FREE HELP FROM A REAL PERSON.

So call or email us anytime, weekends and ALL holidays included. We’re just a small time mom & pop shop here to lend a helping hand to ANYBODY that needs a little help. Doing business the old fashion way and talking and treating people the way they want to be treated….with respect, honesty, and a handshake.

March 29, 2017

higher quality solar electric fence systems | Gallagher Fence

Are you looking for new Electric Fence energizers?  You want one that energizes and generates free energy that is environmentally friendly?  Then go solar powered. 

Check out the full line of higher quality and more reliable solar electric fence systems that are easy to install and will last for years from valley farm supply.