Customer Testimonials, Feedback & Suggestions
Here is what our customers have to say:
"The sows do bit down on the fiberglass rods, but, they only leave tiny scratches. In fact, I believe that for the most party they have given up trying to bite the fence. I think they don't like the feel or the hardness. They treat it much like they treat steel fence. They bite now and then, but in general leave it alone. Not like a wood fence where they will actually work at chewing on it.
The best part I like about your fence is the openness in the building. It had cement fencing which wasn't bad because it wasn't solid, but your fencing is 10 times better! I can see down the whole length of the barn! I can look across from one pen to the other. My sows can see the boars from any pen in the barn. If I get a sow that is recycling, I can tell much faster which one is in heat and I think I get a stronger heat in the sow because she can see the boars. The air flow is better in the building and the inside of the barn is brighter as well. This is definitely one of the best things I've ever bought for my hog operation. I like the fact that I have reduced the weight on top of the pit. The old cement fence was heavy. It looks as if it will be as durable as you said it would be. No sows have tried to jump over the fence either.
The adjustment of cutting off your fence combined with the adjustment on the hinges made the fence fit no matter if the other walls in the pen were true or not.
With some talk of the hog industry moving away from gestation stalls and into large pens for the sows, you may have the solution to the fencing. Also, would you consider making a finisher version of you fence? Or maybe even smaller fences for nursery/grower pigs. I can see where I would use your fence on my farm in all applications as my steel fence wears out. Only thing I'm worried about is my buildings wearing out and falling down around your fence.
Thank you very much for the time you took with me the day I came to see you. Your product was impressive from the moment I picked it up and held it. It was your customer service and easy down to earth, honest manner that let me know I could trust you and work with you. I really am very happy with the way the fence has worked in my building."
- Brian Bias | Date: 10/6/2011
"I am very pleased with your horse hay bale feeder. We have fed three bales now and I've noticed very little waste. Another good point is the flexibility of this feeder. If it gets caught on the skid loader tines when you back out-it just flexes and springs back. I can also move it (when empty) by myself if I need to. I am enclosing some pictures both of the feeder just after I put the bale in and after 7 horses have worked it over for a day. I also slipped in 2 pictures with the old, bent and broken steel feeder in the background as a comparison."
- Ann Klees | Date: 3/17/2009
"Any cattle fence we replace WILL now be fiberglass posts from TJ's Fencing and guardrails. We fill the posts with cement after the guard rail is attached-it makes for a great fence!"
- Kevin Curoe, Bernard, IA | Date: 3/9/2010
"My main use of this product is fencing. Posts and fence line feeding. We have installed 1000 feet of this product in the past 15 years and have NEVER replaced one thing. Quality, Price, Installation, Durability and Strength has been TOP QUALITY! We suggest this product to all of our customers!"
- David J. Stelpflug, Fennimore, WI | Date: 3/7/2010
"We built a dairy barn and parlor in 1996 and installed your gates and rods throughout the barn. We like the DURABILITY and when something does happen we like the ease of replacing parts. So this past year with our satisfaction of the product we installed gates and rods in our freshening barn and a new dairy barn"
- Einck Dairy, Steve and Mike Einck, Ft. Atkinsonson, IA | Date: 2/15/2010
"The fiberglass gates ARE THE ONLY GATES TO BE USED ON DAIRY FARMS. Cattle and people are extremely hard on gates. Yours really stand the test of time!" "A suggestion would be that the gate bolts are currently ½ maybe bump the size up to 5/8 for more surface area? Just a thought-"
- Tom Levendoski, Clear Lake, WI | Date: 2/18/2010
>>Tom-we are in the process of switching all gate hinges to a ¾ in. heat pressed hinge. We will no longer be welding the hinge which will increase the quality even more! Thanks for your suggestion –Travis
"I've done business with TJ'S for over the last 10 years from a considerable distance. I've found TJ's to be very diligent in providing HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS. I look forward to the next gate order and the next trip to TJ'S. I would suggest you get to the farm shows…DBA, PDPW, CA…You'll get lots sold!"
- Friendshul Farms LLC, Greg Friendshul, Clear Lake, WI | Date: 2/17/2010
"The most frequent comment I hear is "MY HIRED HELP CAN'T EVEN WRECK THEM." They don't rust, kink, or bend. I know they will outlast a steel gate."
- Steve Althoff, Althoff Sales and Service, Bangor, WI | Date: 2/17/2010
"We have 19 gates raging from 10 feet to 21 feet long and about 70 feet of rail fence. We like the light weight of the gates so we can hang them so they swing and the DURABILITY if you back into them with a skid loader or a animals tries to go through them they will withstand tough treatment."
- J.A.S. Farms Inc., Albert PFeuti, Albany, WI | Date: 2/15/2010
"It's just the best gate out there! I have put in 20 or more of these gates for Lee Pattison, Garnavillo, IA. If they do break they are easy to fix."
- Brad Schutte, St. Olaf, IA | Date: 2/15/2010
"I saw the product when I was working at Bob Demmers. I use the post in a cattle finishing yard, whenever I replace one of the old wooden posts I use the fiberglass posts. When I make the trip up to get the post I get a pickup load to have some on hand. Severl neighbors have gotten posts from me after seeing mine!"
- Andy Gearhardt, Hopkinton, IA | Date: 2/18/2010
"We have been using fiberglass fencing, gates and free stalls for over 13 years and have been very impressed with the durability of all of the products. THE SERVICE FROM TJ FENCING HAS BEEN EXCELLENT AND WE PLAN TO CONTINUE USING THEIR PRODUCTS IN THE FUTURE! Ten years ago we had a tractor and spreader jump out of park and roll backwards into a fiberglass gate. It bowed the gate about 2 feet. We pulled the tractor ahead and except for a few scratches there was no damage to the gate. That gate is still hanging on the same fiberglass post today and is just as good a shape as it was 13 years ago when we put it in!"
- Sean R. Bresnahan-Birch Vista Farms, Waterville, IA | Date: 2/8/2010
"The great thing about fiberglass gates is their durability and ease to repair!"
- KBS, Chuck Fick, Plainview, MN | Date: 2/17/2010
"Fencing-It works great-Gates they work real well-no complaints-maybe improve the clamp!"
- Joe Hageman, Waucoma, IA | Date: 2/9/2010
"Fencing and gates are EXCELLENT!"
- Ronald Hagemen, Waucoma, IA | Date: 2/9/10
"We use the fiberglass product for feedlot fencing and are well satisfied and would definitely use it again!"
- John Leirmo, Ferryville, WI | Date: 2/11/2010
"The gates are AWESOME! I'll think twice before I would ever buy a steel gate again. We built a loading pen that works great for loading fat cattle also!"
- Ken Radloff, Farmersburg, IA | Date: 2/15/2010
"The reason we used your product on our PATIO DECK was it was much stronger and longer lasting than wood. It never needs paint and it's easy to work with. When the neighbors saw our patio, they wish they had known about your products before they built!"
- Dean Gress, McGregor, IA | Date: 2/10/2010
"Sucker rod for cattle rail is fine!"
- Vance and Bonnie Haugen, Canton, MN | Date: 5/12/2010
I have Fiberglass Freestalls and my milk production has went up since we installed them. We love the Fiberglass Freestalls! I have cows standing in morning because all the Fiberglass stalls are full.
-Steve Kaiser, Little Falls, MN | Date: 7/05/2016
"The stalls are very good, I've had the stalls 8 weeks and the cows adjusted to them right away. I see a big savings on bedding since installing the stalls. I recommend anyone who is thinking about building a new freestall barn to take a look at these stalls."
-Don Buhr, Sumner, IA | Date: 11/23/2016
I have the Fiberglass Freestall and love them. I wouldn't use anything else.
-Steve Bach, Dorchester, WI | Date: 12/13/2016
I have over 600 Freestalls and have had good luck with them. The cows love the Fiberglass Freestalls. Would recommend anyone to use the Fiberglass Freestalls.
-Matt Strief, Farley, IA | Date: 12/13/2016
The cows feel less restricted in the Fiberglass Freestalls. The Fiberglass Freestalls are flexible. We really like that you can adjust the Fiberglass Freestalls to the size of the cow.
-Lonnie Holthaus, Fennimore, WI | Date: 12/13/2016
We have had Fiberglass gates for over 20 years. We love the gates! They are easy to repair if you damage the gates.
-Einck Dairy, Fort Atkinson, IA | Date:2/10/2017
Being associated with cattle and horses my entire life and has always resulted in hours of fence repair and then more fence repair we decided with our new arena things needed to be different. TJ fencing was the pot at the end of our rainbow and the end to our time consuming research of trying to find that "final" install.
We visited Travis's fathers (Llyod) farm unannounced(on a Sunday) to take a look at what could have been just another quest in trying to find our "final"solution.
What we found was years of tried and testing of a highly developed solution incorporating a solid fiberglass fencing rail and fiberglass fence post. It looked like our years off rustration and repairs had been found and has proved to date to be our "final" solution.
To stand and watch numerous yearling colts pushing, kicking in Llyod's round pen and what seemed to be a fence that provided less stress and a high safety factory on such a group of outstanding young colts, made our decision pretty easy.
With several emails and calls between Travis and his support team at TJ fencing made the project come to life in a matter of days. Design concepts were reviewed and being an engineer also resulted in numerous questions (sorry about that). As with any new concept, skepticism comes into play, not in this instance.
My questions and more questions were answered and our design was updated to our final design and installation.
The install was accomplished by my wife, Janan and I in a weeks time. The parts list was complete and to the "T" of what was required for our pasture, paddock and arena fencing. We actually had 3 separate projects that tied together to one corner. Installing any new fence the layout is crucial, not any different here, but the final stage of installing the rails after the post are buried was as easy as threading a needle, lots of needles. It came together so quick we were both were amazed we could stand back and go "now that was easy". To date the fence has proven to fulfill our needs and our final quest of a sustainable, environmental safe, animal safe and very attractive addition to our home. The only upgrade we plan to do is paint our post to match the rails that came pre-painted out of the factory.
-Joell Miller, Solon, IA | Date:3/20/2017
Had our free stalls put in about a year and half ago. I'm very satisfied with the flexibility and durability of the product. The biggest thing I noticed right away was the light weight and ease of installation vs. the heaviness of the prior stalls. I'm expecting more longevity from these free stalls. Very satisfied with the timely and friendly service received from TJ Fencing
- Satisfied Customer Riceville, IA - 150 freestalls | Date:3/20/2017
We built our new ABS Global Calf Facility in the summer of 2016. This was the first time we utilized anything except steel at one of our facilities and it was a hard sell to the staff. However, after meeting with Travis at TJ's Fencing in Harpers Ferry and having him bring a gate home to show the staff, we were sold. We utilize more than 200 different size gates, all purchased from TJ's Fencing and installed by Cliff's Incorporated from Friesland, Wis. The gating is holding up very well. We intend to expand our calf facility this summer and will definitely continue utilizing TJ's Fencing for the gating.
Jim Meronek, Health Assurance, Production and Supply Chain Director ABS Global, Inc DeForest, WI |Date:5/02/2017