Animal production and livestock
The material and erection cost of a well designed electric fence for cattle control is only 40% that of a traditional barbed fence. However to become acceptable low cost alternative to the "Kimberley Cattle Fence" an electric fence must demonstrate a comparable degree of stock control along with acceptable maintenance inputs. Electric fence evaluation by both pastoral industry and W.A.D.A. has highlighted some of the practical do's and don'ts of this technology. A summary of these practicalities is complied here as a guide to those considering electric fencing in the Kimberley environment.
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Western Australia, North West region (W.A.), Kimberley region (W.A.), Electric fences, Cattle.
West Kimberley Soil Conservation District Advisory Committee, and Western Australian Department of Agriculture. (1987), Electric fencing in the west Kimberley environment. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.