fencing brings benefits on the Glenstang Burn – River Ayr catchment

A year or two ago, a simple electric scare fence was erected on the Glenstang Burn near Stair. This prevented cattle accessing the water margin in the bottom half of a field but open grazing remained on the upper section where erosion continued to occurred around trees as cattle sought shelter and drank from the burn. Looking upstream along the burn where scare fencing keeps livestock from the water and protects the banks. All fencing brings benefits and while we were keen to see how effective the scare fence was in this area, we were also hopeful that it would…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – fencing brings benefits on the Glenstang Burn – River Ayr catchment