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Rodney and Tanya Hollman want to give their dog Marleigh the freedom 
to roam but still keep her on their farm property.

Rover will wander no more thanks to GPS technology

Keeping a dog within the confines of your own farm isn’t always easy — but technology is changing that. Rodney and Tanya Hollman, who raise purebred Gelbvieh cattle near Innisfail, recently put an “invisible fence” around their property to keep their nine-month-old Kangal-cross dog Marleigh from wandering. The couple chose the Invisible Fence Brand from […] Read more


This as-yet-unnamed device aims to halve the time and labour when setting up temporary fencing.

Moving along: Institute developing super-fast fencing tool

The device has been designed to allow one person to string half a mile of four-strand, 3D fence in just two hours

Any producer who has put up a temporary fence knows what a tedious process it can be. However, a new device may soon save producers some headaches by halving both the time and labour spent on installing temporary fencing. “Based on some surveying we did of farmers, it takes four to eight hours to put […] Read more

Portable electric fencing is all you need for mob grazing, but there are a number of factors to consider when building a permanent fence.

Making electric fence installation easier

Thanks to better technology, electric fences aren’t as prone to breakages, fires, and shorts — but improper installation is costly

Although it’s arguably the most basic structure on almost any farm or ranch, building a fence can come with a surprising number of decisions in terms of placement and materials. Add electricity to the mix and producers are faced with even more complexity. The good news is that technology has improved dramatically since the days […] Read more


Peace Country producer Lawrence Andruchiw has kept wildlife out of his pasture land with a 3D fence like this one.

3D fencing keeps wildlife at bay

Unlike typical fencing, 3D fencing uses different heights, widths, and depths to make it harder for wildlife to navigate and jump

After a long Alberta winter, farmers weren’t the only ones happy to see spring. “I’ve had a lot of issues with elk and deer going through here,” said Lawrence Andruchiw, who farms near Spirit River. “When the plants are first coming up in the spring, they pull the whole plant right out. I decided I […] Read more