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Selecting an electric fence type

The best electric fence is the one that is suited to your requirements. Our table outlines the 3 main types of electric fence structures as a starting point to help you identify which fence type best suits your needs.
 
 
  • Portable /

  • Temporary

  • Semi-Permanent /

  • Permanent

  • Permanent /

  • High-Tensile

  • Length of Fence
  • Placement
  • Short-moves frequently
  •  
  • up to 10 years*
  •  
  • 20 years + *
  •  
  • Ease of
  • Construction
  •  
  • Simple
  •  
  •  
  • Easy to medium
  •  
  •  
  • Medium
  • Requires special tools
  • or fencing contractor
  • Best
  • Recommended for
  •  
  •  
  • Horses, cows, pets,
  • domestic animals
  •  
  •  
  • Deer, horses, cows
  • sheep, goats, pigs
  • exotic animals
  •  
  • Deer, horses, cows
  • sheep, goats, pigs
  • exotic animals,
  • predators
  • Containment Area
  • Short/Small
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Primary Need
  •  
  • Temporary containment,
  • stripgrazing
  • Pastures and
  • internal fencing
  • Boundary and
  • internal fencing
  • Key Benefits
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Easy to install and
  • relatively inexpensive.
  • Offers greatest flexibility
  • and portability
  •  
  • Can use any
  • combination of
  • post and wire types
  •  
  •  
  • Optimum strength for
  • livestock management.
  • Longer fence life
  • with minimal
  • maintenance.
  • Main Fence Components
  •  
  • Post Type
  •  
  •  
  • Wood posts,
  • steel posts
  •  
  • Wire Type
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Poliwire, tape or rope,
  • steel or galvanised
  • fence wire
  • 2 mm (14 ga) -
  • 2.5 mm (12.5 ga)
  • Galvanised
  • high-tensile wire
  • 2.5 mm (12.5 ga) -
  • 4 mm (8 ga)
  •  
  • Energizer Type
  •  
  •  

*This timeframe also indicates expected fence life if using quality products and keeping fence maintained.

For more information on selecting an electric fence to suit your needs contact your nearest Area Sales Manager for On Farm support.