Author(s): Andy Radford
Whether you need a fence that will protect large livestock such as cattle and horses, or an enclosure for a few chickens, or any size of stock enclosure inbetween, A Guide to Stock Fencing contains a wealth of practical information and advice. Topics covered include: guidance on purchasing the correct materials and tools, and the best retailers to do business with; the basic post-and-rail fence, including the ideal equestrian enclosure; specialist fences for different livestock; dealing with variations in local topography, including fencing on slopes and crossing rivers and streams; adding stiles to gates to a fence; and finally, advanced fencing techniques including how to secure posts in shallow or soft ground.
Features and review in Country Smallholding, Smallholder and Farmers Weekly magazine. Reviews in Farmers Guardian, The Landsman, Farmlife and The Home Farmer.
Andy Radford became interested in the skills of fence construction when he worked with the Peak District National Park Authority. He ran a landscape business in North Wales and has acted as consultant, designer and contractor for a variety of clients, including schools and local government organizations.