Electric Fence Innovations Revolutionize Livestock Grazing and Protection
The best defense might be a great electric fence. With the newest electric fence innovations, electricity may provide the gentle jolt that keeps 'em down on the farm.
Common uses for electrifiable netting for sheep include subdividing pastures to maximize grass growth, as a boundary fence on rented land, or as an interim fence until a proper, permanent fence can be built.
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Containing goats on the farm can be a trying task, but a three-strand electric fence like this one might just do the trick.
Tape fences are the most effective and reliable electrified horse fence, but they also can be the most expensive. Most boundary fences use four ribbons of fencing, and five are advised only for active or aggressive horses.
Unless smaller species or young calves are to be fenced, there's no need to energize the lower two wires in a seven-wire electric fence like this one. Leaving them neutral will reduce the weed 'drain' on an energizer by more than 60 percent.
Use poultry net fencing to keep in most non-flying poultry and to keep out predators like dogs and coyotes.