Select The Right Electric Fence For You

The best electric fence is one that's suited to your requirements. The table below outlines the 3 main types of electric fence structures, to help you identify which type best suits your needs.

 

  PORTABLE/TEMPORARY SEMI-PERMANENT/PERMANENT PERMANENT HIGH TENSILE
Duration Of Fence Placement Short—moves frequently 1 - 20 years* 20 - 40 years*
Ease Of Construction Simple and fast Easy to medium Medium. Requires special tools
Recommended For Horses, cows, pets, garden and small nuisance animals Deers, horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, exotics (llamas, emus etc) and predators Deers, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, exotics (llamas, emus etc) and predators
Containment Area Short/small Unlimited Unlimited
Primary Need Temporary containment, intensive grazing Pastures and cross fencing Perimeter fencing
Key Benefits Easy to install, use and move Can use any combiniation of post type and conductive wire Offers the greatest fence live. Requires minimal maintenance

 

 

MAIN FENCE COMPONENTS

Post TypeTread Tread-in, rod, steel or fiberglass posts Wood posts, T-posts, rod posts, metal pipes Wood posts, T-posts, rod posts, metal pipes
Wire Type Poliwire, tape, rope or braid Poliwire, tape or rope, steel/aluminium 1 - 2 1/2 gauge high tensile wire
Energizer Type Solar, dual-purpose, AC (110 V), battery Solar, dual-purpose, AC (110 V), battery Solar, dual-purpose, AC (110 V), battery

 

 

*This time frame indicates the expected fence life using quality products and keeping the fence maintained.