Electric Fence Installation
When choosing your electrical fence, there are a number of factors that have to be taken into account to ensure that the fence works the way it was intended. Fortunately for you we've got it covered, with our long experience in choosing what materials, and what installation type, will work for each type of animals. Remember that the type of electric fence is affected not only by the type of animal and the landscape that it's going to be kept in but also by the different animals' experience of electrical fencing. A process known as "imprinting" means that animals that have grown up with even relatively mild electrical fencing, will respect that fence in future, which means relatively light electrical fencing will contain them. Where you can't rely on the animals' experience of electrical fencing we may have to play safe with more robust fencing types. In any case, we can deal with it but the more we talk about your needs now and in the future, the better the fencing solutions we can supply for you.
Electric fences don't hurt animals but they do work as a psychological, not a physical barrier. One of the great things about electrical fences is that animals know not to lean on them. Or if they don't know that already they learn pretty darn fast. That means that it's possible to contain your animals safely with less heavy duty fencing because it doesn't have to stand the pressure of cattle or horses scratching their rumps against it or just leaning in on it. Which means your fences last longer. Let us come and look at your stockyard, and we'll be able to advise you on just what your best options are for safely containing your livestock at a cost you can afford. Ask us about your electrical options, including solar powered.
Electric Horse Fences
Electric fences are one of the safest and most humane way of containing horses because the charge they emit is not harmful and the animals are more than smart enough to respect the barrier and avoid any future charges. Barbed wire is far more likely to hurt a horse if they come up against it. We can convert existing fences into electric fences by installing energizers and insulation to convert electricity into high voltage pulses, and no, you won't see your electricity bill skyrocket as a result.
Sheep and Goats.
Sheep and goats benefit from electrical fences because they are highly curious and known to walk perimeters looking for any possible weak points. A sheep or goat continuously probing a weak spot in a woven fence will eventually create one, and if barbed wire is involved they may be injured in the process. An electric fence, however, teaches them to respect the barrier (they are a lot smarter than people generally give them credit) and makes for a safer way of containing them.
Cows are obviously a lot bigger than sheep and goats, and we design or convert fences to electrical fences with that in mind; but the essential thing to remember is that the sheer weight of cows mean that even normal daily wear and tear, including cattle rubbing on corner posts, will eventually collapse a fence unless you're prepared to keep up the maintenance religiously.