Reflections from the Fall Fence Forum 2022

November 2022

It was an event where encouragement, hands on practice and lengthy discussions were had. From how to build a fence to best practices, while also keeping your business successful.

Getting down to business at the Fall Fence Forum 2022

October 2022

The Fall Fence Forum held in Worthington Indiana, once again, was a star event on fencing contractors’ calendars across the US running from Oct 6-8, 2022. The Forum, run by Luke and Leslie Gibson, is considered as one of the most practical business and networking off-site opportunities for everything “fence”. While not everyone could have… Continue Reading»

Rocking it in Rockbridge: Q&A with Jake Wilson of Wilson Fence LLC from the Shenandoah Valley, Lexington, Virginia, USA

October 2022

Our team caught up with Jake Wilson of Wilson Fence LLC from the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA to talk all things fencing and Stockade. Here’s how it went: Tell me about the Rockbridge County Fencing Project? This job is a challenging project involving fence building, excavating, water crossings, spring development, a 600-foot well drilled, new… Continue Reading»

Simon Forde — South Island Territory Manager

June 2022

Simon Forde is no stranger to attention to detail and setting the scene for high-performance. His background includes a solid stretch as Police Detective in Dunedin and followed by a spell as Otago Cricket high performance manager. Simon is now enjoying his next adventure around New Zealand’s ‘Mainland’ as our new South lsland Territory Manager.… Continue Reading»

Farming, Fencing and Family

June 2022

Luke Tarson’s family had looked at a farm in South Otago when he was 12 years old. They missed out on the property – but from the first time he saw the hills and tussock, the young Cantabrian knew he would be back. Eighteen months ago, Luke returned with his wife Rachael. Rachael manages a… Continue Reading»

Andrew Rowe – Rowe Fencing, South Australia

May 2022

Mid North of South Australia, a couple of hours North of Adelaide is home to Rowe Fencing. Andrew and Cathy Rowe built the business up from scratch after the scorching summer of 2002 when Andrew says it simply ‘forgot to rain’. Now, along with their sons Michael and Jacob, they run two teams of four… Continue Reading»

Andrew Peace Wines, Piangil, Vic, Australia

April 2022

Andrew Peace Wines has an ambitious plan to grow the family-owned vineyard to 1000+ ha. Stockade tools are helping them to get there faster and more efficiently. Based in Piangil, Mallee region of Victoria Australia, Andrew Peace Wines is already one of Australia’s largest family-owned wineries. It has grown from humble beginnings to a contemporary,… Continue Reading»

Andy Schoenherr — Product Manager

April 2022

Andy Schoenherr from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, joins the Stockade crew as Product Manager Andy has been working in Marketing in the agricultural sector for a while, including a 13-year stint with a distributor of animal health, equipment and fencing supplies. As an Eagle Scout, he says he is pretty confident with knots but admits he… Continue Reading»

‘Keeping it Clean’ with Nick Beets

April 2022

For ‘Call A Farmer’ fencing contractor Nick Beets, regular cleaning and maintenance is all part of ensuring his Stockade tools are performing at their best and delivering a quality job. Based in Mangawhai on the boundary between Auckland and Northland, Nick is often fencing seven wire batten boundary fences for subdivisions, putting in rail fences,… Continue Reading»

Simple Steady Plan for Annual Apple Growth

April 2022

Manus Boonzaier is growing apples and growing the apple business across the Durham Region, Ontario. The farm manager has seen the Algoma Orchards transform from an average-sized farm into Canada’s largest orchard in eight years. “We decided to expand our business, and from 2013 we began planting around 100-120 acres (30-40Ha) of new orchard every year.… Continue Reading»

Young Gisborne Guns Grab Stockade Tools As They Race To The Finish

March 2022

Seven kilometres of fencing in six days, from start to finish. Laid and completed. About 90 hours’ work for two independent fencing contractors, Tim Garrick and Cory Twigley, and their crew. The Gisborne-based fencers were over in Napier completing a massive line of eight-wire three-batten fence for the main drain that intersects a low-lying farm.… Continue Reading»

Q&A with Tony and Debbie White of White Fencing

March 2022

Tell me about Project Awhitu? Our brief is to pest-proof a valley to keep out wild red and fallow deer. We are working for a local farmer on the Awhitu Peninsula near Pollock, on the South-Western edge of the Auckland province. Through the gap is the Tasman Sea. His plan is to expand into cropping.… Continue Reading»

Fence Crew Grows in Talent and Strength

March 2022

When Genna Allan took a step out from her role as an early childhood educator in Central Otago, she thought giving an old mate a hand in his business might bide some time over the summer. A year on, she is on the tools, fencing everyday across some of New Zealand’s most striking and awe-inspiring… Continue Reading»

Joe Clark – Fencing Contractor, Victoria

February 2022

Joe Clark started JC Fencing Vic Pty Ltd as an owner-operator in 2008. Based at the end of the Great Ocean Road Warrnambool, South-West Victoria, Joe runs a crew of six fencing staff. They work on sheep, beef, and dairy properties, doing farm, electric, and prefabricated ring-lock and netting fences, and take on large-scale construction… Continue Reading»

Andy Starnes – National Sales Manager, North America

February 2022

Stockade has wrangled in Andy Starnes as the new National Sales Manager for North America. Andy is a cattleman to the core. To illustrate just how much a cattleman he is, Andy explains that his office is actually in the barn. “When I am on the phone with a customer or in a conference call,… Continue Reading»