Washington County Conservation District's Demonstration Farm.
District board director Allen Shumate owns a farm near Elkins where he installed various farm management practices including high tensile electric fencing for Prescribed (intensive/rotational) Grazing and alternative water facilities including gravity-fed tire tanks.
Here, Allen Shumate discusses his tire tank. Tire tanks are a great way to recycle old tires that shops typically give away. This tank is automatically refilled using gravity flow from his pond located several hundred feet away.
Here we see a "Stand-Off" electric fence holder. This stand-off is attached to existing conventional barbed wire fencing to supply other areas of the farm with electric fencing.
Rotational (Prescribed) Grazing
With a well designed rotational grazing plan, you can improve grass yields, reduce the need for fertilizers and reduce your hay requirements. Click here for a pamphlet concerning Electric Fencing.