Technology delivers balance between farm and fence

February 2022

A full day’s work is standard practice for Hamish Gill who is juggling various operations in Western-Central Southland. The livestock farmer runs a 275Ha lamb finishing operation in Otautau-Eastern Bush, finishing around 10-14,000 lambs a year. Another 150Ha is shut up for silage from which he expects to cut 3000 tonnes of the grass during… Continue Reading»

Repair or Replace?

February 2022

Professional contractors are constantly faced with the decision to repair or replace. Ryan Sloop from Sloop Fence, an agricultural contractor based in Mt Ulla, North Carolina, bases his decision on whether to repair or replace on one key constant. “Priority number one is to assess short term versus long term goals for the fence,” he… Continue Reading»

Stockade joins life-changing ag-fence effort in Kentucky recovery

January 2022

Erik Elliott, a Stockade Territory Manager joined his colleagues Brian West and Andy Starnes to help with recovery efforts in the aftermath of Kentucky’s devasting tornado. “For hundreds of miles, Kentucky is rolling hills, horses, and beef cattle. But driving down the road the trees are thrown in a spiral pattern, then no trees whatsoever,… Continue Reading»

The lowdown on the Fall Fence Forum

December 2021

Once again, the Fall Fence Forum, held by Luke and Leslie Gibson and their family in Worthington, Indiana, was a remarkably successful education and networking event. The 2021 Forum expanded to five days this year, with AFA classes, Shoot out competitions, product testing, and demonstrations, and plenty of good banter and camaraderie. Two business owners… Continue Reading»

Jessica Woodcock – Bishop Fencing and Farm Services

December 2021

Bishop Fencing and Farm Services in Somerset, Virginia, offers all types of fencing and fence repair, excavation and grading, earthmoving, water line installation, dump truck hauling, and beekeeping. Run by Caleb Bishop and Jessica Woodcock since 2014, Jessica has been managing the fencing business single-handedly for the last 18 months with work split between government conservation contracts and private fencing.  How did you… Continue Reading»

A different look at the fence line

November 2021

Great fences around the world might serve the same purpose but can look a little different. Spotting the difference might require a good keen eye – or be as plain as day. This year, at the Fall Fence Forum, a few people may have spotted something a little different. Stockade took the opportunity to share… Continue Reading»

Speed and safety count in the power business

October 2021

Limiting service disruptions and keeping staff safe are two huge priorities for utility providers. So, taking as much as ‘what could go wrong’ out of the equation makes a lot of sense. Brian West, Stockade Territory Manager says Stockade’s cordless staplers are easier and safer to use than manual hammering in overhead stapling and elevated… Continue Reading»

Andrew Gardner – Gardner Brothers Land LLC

October 2021

Andrew Gardner from Gardner Brothers Land LLC in Bedford, Virginia grew up on a farm and couldn’t help but learn fencing. In 2009, Andrew and his brother Sam saw a niche in the market for a higher-quality product, did some research, backed their own industrious natures, and started fencing commercially. They now run an independent… Continue Reading»

Technology helps take strain out of fencing

October 2021

Ranfurly farmers Karl and Ro McDiarmid run 5,000 ewes and 1,500 hoggets and finish 700-800 bulls a year on 1,330ha in the Maniototo. It is a busy operation. Recently the couple put in two new pivots and converted 150ha into intensive techno grazing. On average the couple replaces between 1 and 5 kilometres of fenceline… Continue Reading»

2021 Fall Fence Forum

September 2021

Once again, Stockade is proud to be a premier sponsor of the 2021 Fall Fence Forum hosted by Farm Fence Solutions, LLC in Worthington Indiana. Last year Brian West, South-East Territory Manager for Stockade returned from the Fall Fence Forum saying he’d never attended an event like it in all his years in the ag… Continue Reading»

The Halo Project

September 2021

Nick Terry from Custom Fencing, Waikouaiti, Otago Tell us about the Halo Project? For this particular job, we are working at Heyward Point, just out of Dunedin. It is one of many jobs between Heyward Point to North of Palmerston which are part of the Halo Project and feed into the vision of the Orokonui… Continue Reading»

Stockade ST400i Series II Release

July 2021

STOCKADE ST400i SERIES II – STEADY IMPROVEMENTS BUILD ON STRONG PERFORMING TOOL You might notice subtle changes to Stockade’s favourite ST400i. That’s because we have enhanced a few product features as part of our commitment to deliver the best fencing tools we can. The ST400i Series II continues to be the tried-and-true cordless power stapler… Continue Reading»

Stockade Staples — Durable by Design

July 2021

Stockade staples deliver superior durability on the fence line. This is no accident. It is how they were designed. Stockade’s investment into creating a truly superior staple runs in tandem with its premium cordless tool development and forms part of a total system to deliver superior, consistent results on the fence line. North Island territory manager and… Continue Reading»

Quality Stockade staples – for a stronger, longer hold

July 2021

A few years back, utility safety consultant Rick Kennerly was looking for a safer way to staple wire to poles when he found the Stockade ST315i Cordless Stapler. Since then, Stockade has launched the ST400i Cordless Stapler for 9-gauge staples. The ST400i is rugged, powerful, and provides accuracy of staple placement and improved operator safety so… Continue Reading»

Rachel Weigand – Inside Sales / Marketing Coordinator

July 2021

Where do you live? Rural Valley, Pennsylvania How did you get into the fencing business? I’ve always had a knack for fencing. Growing up I started with one dairy goat. By the time I graduated high school I had more than 40 breeding does. I’ll never forget the first fence we built– the saying is… Continue Reading»

Jimmy Clapp – Straightline Fencing

June 2021

Straightline Fencing, based Knoxville, Tennessee, specializes in all types of agricultural fencing. Jimmy Clapp had been helping farmers with fencing specifications for land management and erosion control when demand snowballed. He started up the business 12 years ago. Now he’s a hands-on fencer, with one full-time and one part-time fencer and a keen eye for new staff to join… Continue Reading»

Posts, wire, staples and exceptional service

June 2021

Mark Musser and Leroy Zimmerman started Keystone Fence Supplies, in 1993. The Pennsylvania contractor-based fence supply company grew quickly, and Mark and Leroy soon realized they needed a source for high quality-fencing supplies. With the pair’s astute business acumen, the company soon developed into a comprehensive supply chain for premium fence materials servicing the East Coast and into the… Continue Reading»