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Temporary Fence Lending Program

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program summary

Moving toward more management intensive grazing practices, such as rotational grazing and cover crop termination through grazing can be difficult.  Many farmers may be hesitant to invest in a practice they've never tried before.  Moreover, with the huge variety of temporary fence equipment available, it can be hard to know what will work best for a specific operation. 

North Jersey RC&D is giving farms the opportunity to learn about, try-out, and test a wide variety of different fencing equipment, at little to no cost.  Equipment can serve a wide variety of uses: 

 

  • Creating a temporary fence around a crop field to enable grazing of cover crops in the spring

  • Dividing a continuously grazed paddock into multiple smaller paddocks for better regrowth

  • Creating a sacrifice area to confine livestock in order to protect the remaining pasture during wet conditions

  • Protect a recent vegetation planting

  • Create a riparian buffer to restrict animal access to water bodies

Farmer participating in the program will have access to a wide variety of equipment.  On a first-come-first-serve basis, farmers can select the equipment they need to support their grazing goals.  Farmers can use the equipment for one year, before returning it. For farmers in our focus area participation in the program is FREE!  For farmers outside the focus area, we are changing a  $50 annual fee to cover normal wear and tear on the equipment. 

How it works

Because interest in the equipment is high, we prioritize temporary fencing equipment for farms in our focus areas, those interested in grazing cover crops, and farms with larger operations.  Please complete this short form to indicate your interest in the program (no commitment necessary). Or if you would prefer, you can call our office at (908) 574-5368 to talk with someone about the program. 

We will look through the applications and will select farmers to receive equipment during the first round. 

 
 

Over 30 SmartFence Units Available!

Set up a four strand paddock in minutes!

APPLY FOR TEMPORARY FENCE LENDING PROGRAM
WHAT PROGRAMS ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?

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ROLLING ADMISSIONS

Once accepted, participants can schedule an appointment to select and sign-out equipment from the warehouse in Frenchtown, NJ. 

 

available equipment

Type
Image
Brand
Item
Quanity Available
Energizer (PLUG-IN)
Premier 1 Supplies
IntelliShock 10 (Plug-In) Energizer Kit
1
Energizer (PLUG-IN)
Kencove
Fence Energizer - 4 Joule
1
Energizer (PLUG-IN)
Kencove
Dual Purpose Energizer - 1 Joule
1
Energizer (PLUG-IN)
Kencove
Wi-Fi Dual-Purpose Energizer - 16.0-Joule
1
Energizer (PLUG-IN)
Gallagher Electric
M560 5.6 Joule
1
Energizer (SOLAR)
Stafix
Solar Energizer - .5 Joule
2
Energizer (SOLAR)
Gallagher Electric
S40 0.4 Joule
2
Energizer (SOLAR)
Premier 1 Supplies
Solar IntelliShock 60 Energizer Kit
3
Energizer (SOLAR)
Gallagher Electric
S100 1 Joule
3
Fault Finder
Gallagher Electric
Smartfix Fault Finder / Tester
1
Fault Finder
Premier 1 Supplies
Fence Fault Finder
1
Fault Finder
Kencove
Digital Voltmeter and 12-Volt Battery Tester
2
Fault Finder
Premier 1 Supplies
5-Light Wireless Fence Tester
1
Fault Finder
Kencove
Fault Finder
1
Fence Alert Warning Light
Gallagher Electric
Fence Alert Warning Light
10
Ground Bar
Gallagher Electric
3' T-Handle Ground Rod
13
Handles
Kencove
Economy Plastic Gate Handle - Black
40
Net Kit
Gallagher Electric
Poultry/Sheep/Goat Net (48'X164')
3
Net Kit
Premier 1 Supplies
ElectroStop Fence Starter Kit
1
Post (Accessory)
Kencove
Screw-Tight Rod Post Insulator - White
50
Post (Accessory)
Premier 1 Supplies
PigTail Clip
50
Post (Accessory)
Premier 1 Supplies
ScrewOn Rope/Tape Insulator
50
Post (Accessory)
Premier 1 Supplies
SnapOn Harp Clip
50
Post Insulator
Premier 1 Supplies
NailOn Insulator
50
Posts
Gallagher Electric
Ring Top Posts
50
Posts
Kencove
Stirrup Post (62")
50
Posts
Gallagher Electric
H.D. Tread-In Posts
50
Posts
Premier 1 Supplies
SmoothCote� FiberRod Posts (1/2 in. dia.)
50
Posts
Premier 1 Supplies
Step-In FiberRod Posts (3/8 in. dia.)
50
Posts
Kencove
O'Briens Treadaline Step-In Post - White�- 50
50
Posts
Kencove
Pigtail Step-In Post - White
50
Posts
Premier 1 Supplies
PigTail Posts, White, Steel
50
Reel
Premier 1 Supplies
MiniReel� Wind-up Reel
6
Reel
Kencove
Geared Reel
1
Reel
Premier 1 Supplies
Pre-Wind - IntelliTwine 2.25, 660' (on EzeReel Complete Reel)
6
Reel
Gallagher Electric
Economy Grazing Reel
2
Reel
Gallagher Electric
Geared Reel with Turbo Wire
1
Reel
Kencove
Mini-Reel with Lynch Pin
5
Signs
Kencove
Aluminum Warning Sign
50
Smart Fence Units
Gallagher Electric
SmartFence Replacement Intermediate Post
20
Smart Fence Units
Gallagher Electric
Smartfence Portable Fences
30
T-Post Insulator
Premier 1 Supplies
Premier Combo Insulator
50
T-Post Insulator
Kencove
T-Post Offset Insulator
20
T-Post Insulator
Kencove
2-Pin T-Post Insulator
50
T-Post Insulator
Premier 1 Supplies
HD T Post Offset Insulator
25
Twine/Tape
Gallagher Electric
White Turbo Wire
2
Twine/Tape
Kencove
Braided Electric Twine, 9SS
2
Twine/Tape
Stafix
Electric Twine, 6SS
2
Twine/Tape
Premier 1 Supplies
IntelliRope PE 6.0
1
Twine/Tape
Premier 1 Supplies
IntelliBraid Twine PE 3.0
1
Twine/Tape
Premier 1 Supplies
IntelliTwine PE 2.25
1
Waterer
Gallagher Electric
Poly Valve With Float
5
Wire to Wire Connector
Gallagher Electric
All Purpose Fence Jumper Lead
10
Wire to Wire Connector
Gallagher Electric
All Purpose Fence Charger Lead Set
10