Prior to the construction of his new Westonfence™, sheep and beef farmer Doug Cameron, joined 1,200 ewes and marked only 700 lambs.
After the fence was built, he joined the same number of ewes but marked more than 1,400 lambs … a number he’d never have imagined possible when he was “in the thick of it” with wild dogs.
Doug says that prior to the new fence, they had very limited success with controlling wild dogs, especially because the property was bordered by pine forest and gumtree country.
He also admits he wasn’t confident at first that the new fence … was really going to work, and retained the old fence to be sure.
Doug’s fence design comprises of eight wires with five hot to exclude wild dogs and hot wire on top to deter kangaroos.
Doug now admits his doubt was unnecessary as the new fence is “doing all it was required to do, and more”.
“It was the best investment. The dog fence has taken away the problem of us worrying about wild dogs taking our sheep”
My mental health improved immensely when we knew there wasn’t a dog problem. I went back to sleeping right through, not waking up at three o’clock wondering what I could do to try and save my sheep,” Doug said.
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