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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