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Uses Old Tires For Fence Posts
Ever thought about using old tires for fence posts? "Works great" says an Oregon livestock producer who has tried the idea.
When Carl Corey, of Yamhill, strung electric fence along one side of a field to keep cattle out, he put up old tires to temporarily support the wire. It worked so well that he left the tires standing instead of putting in steel posts.
He thought the tires wouldn't need insulators, but they partially grounded the current so he fastened insulators to the tires. With insulators, he says, his tire fence worked perfectly for cows.
"When I wanted to move equipment through, I just laid a tire down on its side. drove across, and set the tire up again," Corey explains. "The fence worked good for cows, but when I had the bull in the pasture, he'd sometimes butt the tires down."

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1978 - Volume #2, Issue #6