Electric Fencing

When Joe the horse decided to use the family car as a scratching post, it inspired Bill Gallagher Senior to solve the problem by electrifying the car. Joe got the message and the concept for the world’s first ever electric fence system was born.

That was back in the 1930s and that innovative drive remains at the heart of the culture. We’re an international company now, still pushing boundaries and creating ever more simple and effective electric fencing solutions that have made farm life easier.

Today, both permanent and portable electric fencing products are used all over the world.​

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An introduction to Electric Fencing

Electric fencing is ideal for grazing or pasture management by containing animals in a selected area. It may also be used to protect gardens and landscapes from animal damage.

Electric fences work by producing a short, safe and memorable shock for the animal, creating a psychological as well as a physical barrier.

Read on to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of electric fencing, what farmers use them for, how they compare to conventional fences and what key things you need to consider when selecting the right fence for you.

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Queensland nut orchard sees 5-fold yield increase with Gallagher Westonfence

“We jumped from three tonne to up to 16 tonne last year – and it wasn’t a good year condition-wise for the crop. On top of that, the grass was way too high because I couldn’t get up the hills to mow. So that 16 tonne was more like 18 tonne, after we lost a couple of tonnes –  but if we didn’t have the pig fence in place, I would have not picked up one nut because the pigs would have had it all."

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Gallagher Westonfence strikes blow to ferals on gun shearer’s property

“The impact on productivity has been dramatic in our back country: there’s 600 acres [243ha] of hill country we’ve fenced that struggled to run 1,000 Merino wethers when we first came here. Now, with pasture improvement and the Gallagher Westonfence, we now fatten lambs and cattle on that same country. The difference is huge.”

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An Introduction to Electric Fencing

Electric feral fence boosts hay production 4-fold, eliminates pigs

Hungry, worm-ridden kangaroos in large numbers make a significant dent in feed and water that was originally destined for sheep.

Add to that the issues that feral pigs create when rooting up the ground and it was time for an electric fencing solution.

Read how the Axfords have eradicated the pig problem altogether and brought the roo invasion down from some 1700 to just four.

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Gallagher S400 solar units solve fencing dilemma

“Our idea is to put a solar unit in each paddock, with each paddock running separately so if something goes wrong, the whole system doesn’t fail. We were going to try a unit, but Dad liked these S400s so much that he bought two of them at once.

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10,000i Solar Fence- News

World first: Gallagher 10,000i solar fence protects Outback property

After major damage to stud stock, fencing and fodder by feral and wild animals, electric fencing is giving this family back its farm. And all being powered by solar, means the efficient, cost-effective benefits of electric fencing are a solid option in the Outback.

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Smart Fence- Right Close Up

Smart Fence portable electric fence system.

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Westonfence preserves green pick for cattle

On their combined 648 hectares (1,600 acres), Alan Wenham and his brother used to feed about 2,000 kangaroos on what…

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Westonfence keeps Dorpers in and neighbour relations strong

Phil Larwood can have a beer with his neighbours now, “and I don’t have to worry about any flack from…

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Gallagher joins forces with Westonfence- News

Livestock and Pasture Management with Westonfence | Gallagher Australia

Gordon Brown likes a fence “that’s stock proof when the power’s down, and bullet proof when it’s electrified”.

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Westonfence saves 2 months of cattle feed from high roo pressure

Despite not having grazed their back paddocks for six months as part of their normal rotation, Sam Johnson said the…

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Karen and Owen Betts

Farmer protects livestock with single Gallagher energizer | Gallagher Australia

When the Betts family acquired the 410 acre property in 2013, the farm was set up for cattle with conventional…

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Westonfence allows restocking after high roo, feral dog pressure

When others around him were completely destocking due to the drought, Willie Chandler was able to keep his breeders because…

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Westonfence the answer in fencing equation

For David and Annabelle Horn, fencing became a numbers game.

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Cost-effective Westonfence proves ‘plane’ useful in the Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley agricultural contractor Scott White likes many things about Westonfence — from the reduced tools he needs to install one,…

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Building Westonfences for livestock, pastures and … chooks

For fencing contractor Steve Walters, longevity and stock control are major benefits to landholders of Westonfence.

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Dorper Ewes

No livestock losses to dogs since electrifying boundary fencing | Gallagher Australia

After a very bad run with livestock mauled by dogs, Dan and Linda Petty decided to put electric fencing around…

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Livestock Manager TSi 2- Weighing Sheep

TSi enables fast, accurate throughput for supermarket contract | Gallagher Australia

Being able to weigh 500 cattle in three hours is a major advantage of the TSi Livestock Manager for Phil…

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Westonfence- Angle Side View

Westonfence Crop Protection Driving Profitability | Gallagher Australia

For Northern Territory watermelon growers Stewart and Cassie Younghusband, a Westonfence powered by high-Joule Gallagher energizers has allowed them to…

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Sheep Grazing Vineyard

Strip grazing sheep saves vineyard $15,000 in costs | Gallagher Australia

508 hectare vineyard grazes a neighbour's merinos, earning money and saving money on herbicide treatments all at the same time.

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An Introduction to Electric Fencing

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Gallagher advises rotational grazing (also known as controlled/managed grazing) as the best way to achieve optimum pasture yield as part…

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