I have just come from a visit to New Zealand.
I spent a week there, visiting the factory of Tru-Test, attending a conference of senior managers from around the world and visiting farms and agricultural stores across the country.
I walked across the North Island, Palmerston North to Auckland and I marveled at what saw.
It is an extremely cattle country, the capacity is high and before livestock producers are grazing producers.
Everything there is pasture and pasture fertilized and corrected. To the top of the hills, where the man is hard to reach, but the dogs do the work of herding the cattle, and fertilization is made with aircraft.
The labor is practically family, an employee when there is employee earns over $ 4000.00 per month. Therefore, there exists no manpower, they are replacing wood chips fence, by glass or plastic fiber, because the cost of wood is also prohibitive.
The dairy farms are in their most automated, saw several carousels with only one operator placing the liners and the rest is all the machines.
The high scenario cost of labor and wood, live longer in Brazil. The cost of a conventional wire about 5 wires and chips every 4 meters is prohibitive.
There, using chips every 20,30,40 meters away, undercutting much cost and facilitating the construction, it is not necessary to hire labor for it.
We have no more areas to be opened to agricultural exploration due to environmental pressures. In New Zealand, it is a physical question even, has no more to tear down and no space to occupy, due to the small size of the country. The difference is in the efficiency of the management of pastures, for produce we know, but we are not efficient in handling this pasture. E is the electric fence the tool that enables this high exploration and support they have with the pastures.
Always heard a lot in Brazil, including renowned consultants, the electric fence works in New Zealand, why their pasture is short and our has a force and higher growth and due to this, our fences have less voltage on the wire and cattle do not respect. Well, this is solved with power! Most electrifiers sold in Brazil has 0.2 power joules, while in New Zealand, we have up to 63 Joules released power equipment. And there, we have large farms, that is, the concern is to have power to spare on the fence.
I visited several stores of the three major chain stores in NZ. (RD1, Farmlands, PGG). I talked to all the managers and all reported to me that in the winter period, the follow-up of electric fence is the main billing of stores, and on average, are in 3rd place in the year in revenues. Even now in November, the windows and promotions show the importance of electric fence within their billing.