March 28, 2017

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills dairy farm is a electric fence customer of ours.

Please visit the web site of one of our good customers.

http://www.camphillkimberton.org/dairy/

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills’ biodynamic raw milk dairy farm is comprised of mixed pasture, hay and arable land. Located 50 minutes outside of Philadelphia, the dairy sits on 250 acres of our 432-acre Kimberton, Pennsylvania farm. Our crew of up to 10 farmers includes villagers, coworkers, and service volunteers, who form a close-knit team working together to meet the needs of the farm and animals.


We have a herd of 40 milk cows, the majority of which are Brown Swiss and Friesian. We also have 40-50 young dairy calves, hiefers and a bull. The dairy farm is organically certified and committed to rotational grazing as a management tool for the health and sustainability of the animals and the land. The cattle are all fed solely on diverse pastures from April through November. They are housed in loafing sheds in winter and fed grass-based silage and during that time they generate precious manure packs for compost.

We sell our milk to Seven Stars Farm, a local organic yogurt maker and provide milk to our own village as well as other nearby Camphill communities. The dairy also hosts a pastured flock of laying hens.
For more information about our dairy, call 610-935-0314.

March 28, 2017

70 miles of Gallagher electric fencing does the job right!

 Steve Smith makes good use of Gallagher electric fence on his 8000 acre ranch near Dallas Texas. The ranch is made up of this 72 pasture paddocks ranging from 8 to 220 acres… about 168 acres of renovated pasture is divided with temporary fence using Gallagher tumble wheel fencing, poly tape and Electric Fence reels.


We have been using Gallagher Electric Fence since 1971 says Smith . We use 3 to 4 wire fence on permanent pastures and single wire for temporary fencing on smaller paddocks. We operate one herd of 421 to 612 cattle in the summer and we pasture another 1000 young ones the rest of the year. The main reason we went to Gallagher electric fence from valley farm supply was lower costs per feet of fence and much more lower maintenance issues.

We can build approximately 5 miles of wire for about the same price as 1 mile of barb wire fence. And for newer cattle, Smith uses training tape with 4 to 5 wire electric fence and usually after a few days the cows leave the fence is alone who once they get shocked. The fence with the cows is only two wires. The bottom wire is a ground in the top wire is usually a hot wire. In this way the calves are able to go back and forth . We are building all of our fences with Gallagher components from valley farm supply. So far we really like the new type of electric fence chargers they have.

There are lot of new products from valley farm supply we like and they offer reliable advantages over the old style of fence construction and valley farm supply is a great place with great prices. Even our 15 year old electric fences are holding up well.

March 28, 2017

Managed Grazing for Fencing and Watering | Gallagher Electric Fence

Electric Fence Rotational grazing has been practiced for many years. Today there is increased interest in intensive rotational grazing due to the advanced technology of electric fencing and watering systems. This video looks at the new low impedance energizers as well as other "new" technologies related to both fencing and watering systems.

March 26, 2017

Electric Fence and Hay Donations for areas effected by wildfires

Valley Farm Supply is helping farmers and ranchers effected by the wildfires in the USA. We have donated several electric fence chargers, and a few cases of poly electric fence wire to help keep remaining pastures enclosed... 

We were also driving to our office in Pennsylvania on Friday and notice a large convoy of trucks heading west. They were loaded with hay for all the cattle and animals that will be short on forage this spring in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.... Good Bless American Farmers!!!

March 23, 2017

How to Fence on an Organic Farm | Gallagher Electric Fence

This is a comprehensive tutorial about fencing on an organic farm and how to do it properly with the appropriate attire, tools, and equipment.

Be careful when fencing - it can be unimaginably dangerous to the farmer. One uses heavy equipment and fencing tools at their own risk.

We hope you enjoy this video and share it with anyone who may need instruction on this important component of farming.

This video was shot on location at Harvest Haven, an organic market farm near Lethbridge, Southern Alberta.

Warning: Professional, highly qualified farmers were used for this presentation. Do NOT try this at home on your own.

www.harvesthaven.com

March 16, 2017

Gallagher i Series Electric Fence Energizer Rebate Offer | Save Here!

SPECIAL OFFER!

Purchase any i Series Electric Fence Energizer (18 Joule or more M10000i, M5800i, M2800i, M1800i ) AND an i Series Remote from Valley Farm Supply and receive an i Series Fence Monitor FREE after mail-in rebate!



Gallagher i Series Mail-In Rebate Offer (Valid on Purchases Made 3/15/17-4/15/17).

March 15, 2017

Buy Poly wire in bulk and save! 25 rolls for $749.99 and free shipping

 

 

BUY 25 ROLLS OF GALLAGHER 1320' WHITE GALLAGHER POLYWIRE. EACH ROLLS COMES WITH AN EXTRA 330' SPOOL.

TOTAL OF 41,200 FEET OF GALLAGHER POLYWIRE. YOU GET OVER 7.8 MILES OF POLY ELECTRIC FENCE WIRE.

BUY AS A GROUP WITH YOU FRIENDS AND SAVE.

LESS THAN $30 A ROLL, AND ABOUT $.018 CENTS A FOOT.

FAST AND FREE USA SHIPPING TO YOUR FARM! (We can only ship to one address)

VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR MORE INFO AND TO PLACE YOUR ORDER. 

https://gallagherelectricfencing.com/collections/turbo-wire-poliwire-equifence-metal-wire/products/20-rolls-of-1320-polywire-combo-330-free

 

March 09, 2017

Gallagher S100 Solar Powered Electric Fence Energizer | Buy Here!

Gallagher S100 Solar Electric Fence Charger Energizer

NEW! Convenient fully integrated portable power. Gallagher S100 has 1.0 Joules of stored energy powers up to 30 miles / 100 acres and comes complete with solar panel, battery and lead set.

  •  Convenient fully integrated portable power - This 1 Joule Solar powers up to 30 miles / 100 acres, and comes with integrated solarpanel, rechargeable battery and fence/ground leadsets.
  • Battery status indicator - Provides peace of mind by indicating if the battery is in need of charging or replacement.
  • Highly portable and robust - Convenient carry handle and tough plastic case designed for outdoor use. Will keep pulsing despite dust, heat, rain or cold. Also includes built-in lightning protection.
  • Multiple power options - Two operating modes ensure optimum battery management and animal control specific to your fencing requirements.
  1. Wildlife control mode, operates with a fast pulse day and night to ensure wildlife exclusion.
  2. Livestock animal control mode, operates with a fast pulse during the day, and slower pulse at night for when domestic animals are less active.

FREE USA SHIPPING & FREE FENCE TESTER!

March 08, 2017

Building a Year Round Grazing System | Gallagher electric fence

Year Round Grazing: Electric Fence can help your operation. This presentation was given at The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting held in Lexington , KY on January 21, 2017. A copy of the corresponding proceedings article can be found in Forages at KCA, S.R. Smith and Krista Lea, editors.

March 06, 2017

Horse Product of the Year | Gallagher S100 Solar Electric Fence Energizer

Order yours from us today! Nominated in category: In and around the stables.

With the S100 you can now easily fence 10 km. without having to charge the battery. This powerful device runs on solar energy and is quick to install and easy to transport. It’s Ideal to provide your paddock or arena with power. No more dead batteries; with the S100 you will still have power after three weeks without sun!

Gallagher S100 solar electric fence energizer