Fence materials & sources

Materials list and price estimate (1996) for a 30' by 30' energized garden fence to exclude deer.

Source:
G=energized fence supplier
F=farm supply store
H=lumber and hardware retailer

Quantity

Source

Description

Unit Cost

Total Cost

1

G

Energizer (at least 1.0 joule)

80.00

80.00

3

G

6' galvanized ground rods with clamps

8.00

24.00

1

G

Digital voltmeter

60.00

60.00

5

F

8' x 4" round treated posts

6.00

30.00

½#

F

1 ¾" galvanized fence staples

.50

.50

125'

F

12 or 14 gauge steel wire to attach porcelain insulators to wood posts

 

4.00

25

G

Porcelain doughnut insulators

.3

0 7.5

165"

G

14 gauge insulated underground cable

30.00

30.00

4

F

3/8" x 48" fiber rod posts

.80

3.20

20

F

3/8" post clips

.20

4.00

4

G

Fence warning signs

2.00

8.00

1

H

48" x 48" wooden gate (make) with hinges

50.00

50.00

1

G

Polywire (655' roll)

30.00

30.00

 

 

 

Total cost

331.20

Fence Materials Sources

  • LaCresent Farm & Orchard Supply, Box 143 LaCresent, MN 55947, 507-895-2103
  • Shepard's Hill Farm, Dave Deutschlander, Rt 4 Pine City, MN 55063, 320-629-2744
  • K-Fence Systems, RR 1 Box 195 Zumbro Falls, MN 55991, 506-753-2943
  • Premier Fence Systems, Box 89 Washington, IA 52353, 800-282-6631
  • Kencove Farm Fence, 111 Kendall Ln. Blairsville, PA 15717, 800-536-2683
  • Midwest Fence, RR 1 Box 114 Medford, MN 55049, 507-451-8657
  • Eikmeier Livestock Systems, Rt 4 Box 204 Pipestone, MN 56164, 605-997-2022
  • Waconia Farm Supply, 801 S Hwy. 284 Waconia, MN 55387, 612-442-2126
  • Eddy's Farm Supply, 1414 W Main St. Albert Lea, MN 56007, 507-373-2664
  • ABK Power Fence, 2501 Surrey Ct. Lincoln, NE 68512, 402-335-4060
  • David McIver, RR 1 Box 201 Farwell, MN 56327, 320-283-5776

More Information
Fencing Displays Fencing displays can be seen at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The Arboretum is located nine miles west of I-494 on State Highway 5 in Chanhassen (for hours and directions, call 612-443-2460 ext. 102). Fencing displays are a cooperative venture between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the University of Minnesota, and fencing companies. Labor and material provided by Gallagher Power Fence Systems, San Antonio, TX; K-Fence Systems, Zumbro Falls, MN; and Kiwi Fence Systems, Inc., Waynesburg, PA.

For Further information or if you have questions, contact your local DNR Area Wildlife Office.