Dingo Fencing System 'Feral Fencing' being used to rebuild Kangaroo Island farms after bushfires

Kangaroo Island farmers and landowners now have access to new fencing technology as they rebuild after the bushfires.

The Dingo Fencing System was demonstrated to KI landowners and BlazeAid volunteers on a property adjacent to the Playford Highway last week.

Fencing demo

Kent Osmotherly demonstrated the speed and efficiency of the "Feral Fencing" system.

Assisting him was Damien Allen, all the way from the town of Cobargo on the NSW South Coast, which also was ravaged by bushfires this summer.

A specially designed multiple-wire, stringing-frame complete with six spools of wire is fitted over a Dingo mini digger.

Specially designed aluminium fence posts are hammered into the ground using the Dingo's hydraulics.

And the six strands of fencing wires are automatically strung out through the posts as the machine moves forward, with the worker then going back to place plastic strainers between posts.

Kangaroo Island fencing contractor Bob Zinnack will now be using the Feral Fencing system for all his jobs.

He has acquired the Dingo digger and frame used in the demonstration for his business.

Mr Zinnack, who has 42 years of experience of fencing on KI, lost his boundary and internal fencing to bushfires on his own property off Bark Hut Road.

He had already used the Dingo and frame to replace his fencing and was looking forward to using for the many rebuilding jobs around the Island.

He said he was very happy with the quality of the fencing posts that would outlast any other other alternatives from CCR timber posts to steel droppers.

The system was also much quicker to install fencing and also worked better to keep out kangaroos and other wildlife on the Island, while all kinds of wire could be used.