Story: Farm mechanisation

Moving an electric fence

This film shows a farmer moving one of the earliest electric fences, in 1949. The advent of the electric fence made it possible to graze stock more efficiently – the fence uprights could be moved around easily, so it was possible to contain animals in part of a paddock while grass regenerated in the remainder.

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Reference: Farming in New Zealand. National Film Unit, 1949

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Machines powered by electricity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/18406/moving-an-electric-fence (accessed 13 November 2019)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008