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Summer fencing draws on work ethic

Every fencing job is different

A former resident of Cromer has been pounding posts and building fence lines for about 20 years now. Bryon Decorte, now from Brandon, has spent many long, hot summer days and evenings putting up fences and stringing barbed wire for farmers in the Westman area.
Decorte generally does fencing for farmers and has done some commercial fencing as well. “I would say 90% of the fencing is for cattle and other livestock,” says Decorte.
He also states that he usually hires farm kids with farming experience that have been around that type of work before. Usually they are right out of high school and seemingly have been a huge help in getting the fence lines built.
Luke Hiebert came to work for Decorte right out of high school and he has now moved on to become a welder. 
“Most of the boys that come around have a really good work ethic and that gets them a little more established. They usually work for me for a year or two; they grow up a little bit and move on. I am very proud that they have worked with me and we treat them like family as they are around helping with chores as well.”
Every fencing job is different, but Decorte says with a second set of hands, they can usually get a half a mile of fencing done from scratch in two or three days, as long as it’s a straight away run. 
He supplies all the equipment and generally gets the people who he fences for to supply the materials, that way if there is anything left over, they can use those materials later.
Along with his fence building business, Decorte and his wife Erin Anderson also operate a boarding and training stable about a mile south of Brandon called Pine Castle Equestrian. “We provide riding lessons and train horses,” says Decorte.
Many miles of fence line around pastures and dugouts in the Westman area including Carberry, Onanole, Virden, Oak Lake, Griswold and down to the American border, are the work of Bryon Decorte.