• Cattle Specific

    Cattle Specific (129)

    A single wire is usually sufficient but a second wire can be added if any difficulty is experienced in containing particular individuals. The height of the wire should be varied according to the height and age (i.e. full grown or calf) of the breed being managed. The specification for a ‘grassfence’ is two parallel fences 60 cm (2 ft) apart,…
  • Equine Specific

    Equine Specific (224)

    One wire is usually sufficient to manage horses. Polytape is being used more frequently as the conductor, mainly because it is highly visible and because the chance of injury to horses is less than with the use of galvanised wire.    
  • Pest Protection

    Pest Protection (17)

    Electric fencing has been used to manage many wild mammals, with rabbits and possums being the smallest of the species targeted. Some species, mainly deer, appear to be very resistant to electrical shock, because of the poor conductivity of their hooves and insulation properties of their coat. Therefore the use of electric fencing to deter these species appears to be…
  • Sheep/Goat Specific

    Sheep/Goat Specific (143)

    Pigs As with cattle, a single wire is usually sufficient for full-grown pigs but a second can be added if any difficulty is encountered. Piglets can be more of a problem and the lower electrified wire must be closer to the ground to try to contain them. Sheep and goats Four or five wires are generally recommended to manage sheep…
  • Energisers

    Energisers (140)

    The centre of any electric fence system is the energiser. There are two types: mains operated and battery operated. Battey operated energisers can also be powered by solar power with a panel and regulator. The energiser converts A.C. or D.C. voltage, respectively, into repetitive high voltage pulses of D.C. voltage which are delivered along the entire length of a fence…
  • Conductors/Wires

    Conductors/Wires (190)

    The conducting wire of an electric fence can be of steel, aluminium or aluminium alloy. Steel wires are either of medium-tensile strength, high-tensile strength or spring-steel. All have a coat of zinc or zinc/aluminium alloy to protect them against corrosion. Conducting wires can be either single or multi-stranded and range in diameter from 1.6 mm to 3.15 mm (0.06 -…
  • Accessories

    Accessories (417)

    Fence testing equipment It is important to know that the fence is operating properly. Several instruments can be used to check its operation: An electrostatic voltmeter measures the voltage pulses of electricity produced by the energiser. It is particularly useful to detect if performance is deteriorating which will be reflected by a drop in voltage. It is the most commonly…
  • Earthing

    Earthing (20)

    The earth rod, spike or stake is technically termed the electrode. It is recommended that, as copper is a very good conductor, a 20 mm (about 1 inch) minimum diameter copper coated steel electrode is used in conjunction with PVC insulated multi-strand copper earthing cable and brass bolt clamps. There are two types of earthing systems: earth electrode(s) only, sometimes…
  • Fence Posts

    Fence Posts (85)

    Metal or plastic-coated metal stakes and fibreglass stakes or posts are used to support temporary electric fences. As there is usually no sustained, direct pressure from animals leaning against an electric fence, these stakes, which are made of relatively lightweight materials and therefore easy to move, are well suited for temporary fencing. More substantial and durable materials such as timber…
  • Insulators

    Insulators (237)

    Insulators are a fundamental component of any electric fence. They are made from a non-conductive material, usually either porcelain or thermoplastic, and form a barrier between the electrified wire and its support material to prevent current leakage to the ground. Good quality insulators should have a smooth surface and be impervious, so that they will drain and dry rapidly, to…
  • Electric Fence Manuals Instructions and Guides

    Electric Fence Manuals Instructions and Guides (4)

    These easy to read electric fencing guides have lots of helpful information like: How does an electric fence work? What types of electric fence products to choose and why. What products you will need to consider when planning an electric fence. How to get the most out of your valuable time and money.