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What is Electric Fencing?



An electric fence is a psychological barrier that keeps farm animals in and wild animals and vermin out - even over long distances.


How electric fencing works 




A pulsed electric current is sent along the fence wire, about one pulse per second, from an energizer which is earthed. When the animal touches the fence it completes the circuit between the fence and the ground and receives a short, sharp but safe shock. The shock is sufficiently memorable that the animal never forgets.  

A power fence is a psychological barrier so doesn’t require great strength to be effective. However, it must be well designed and constructed to absorb some pressure from animals, snow and wind. The energizer must have enough power for the length of the fence and for the animals being controlled. More power is better then not enough


Reasons For Using Electric Fencing



          Keep domestic animals in

          Keep wild animals and vermin out

          Separate different groups of animals

          Allow rationing of crops and pasture

          Fence off eroding areas, trees, rivers and roads

          Profitability, Electric fencing has revolutionized pasture management techniques and better pasture management means better profitability for farmers. Permanent or portable electric fences are used to subdivide pasture to ensure even distribution of manure over grazing areas. In this way, pastures are kept fresh, short and palatable which ultimately leads to increased milk and meat production.


power fencing cattle 

sheep and predator control 

Fence types

There are three main types of fence:

Permanent Fencing

Portable Fencing

Offset Fencing

SmartFix fence tester

SmartFix the Ultimate Fence Maintanence Time Saver

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Power Fence Manual 

Safety warning sign

Electric Fence Safety Flyer

 Controlled Grazing Information

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