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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.​​

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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Gallagher Fencing Protects Lord of the Rings Movie Set

A unique challenge presented itself with the need to keep sheep out of six hectares of tourist attraction without looking out of place in the world of hobbits.


The Gallagher team sourced special camoflaged electric fence construction products to provide an effective yet aesthetically fitting solution.

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permanent electric fence with dairy cattle in raceway next to it



27​If there's one thing a cattle producer can count on, it's knowing they're going to face a challenge that's beyond their control.
57Canterbury dairy farmer Ian Hopping has done enough dairy conversions to know a good irrigator fence crossing system when he sees one. That’s why he chose to install the new Gallagher Irrigator Fence Crossing System on his latest conversion project in the Mayfield district.
58Rotokaia Farm’s new Gallagher i Series Fence Energizer is doing a great job protecting a valuable fodder beet crop from overgrazing.
61Gallagher will unveil an exciting addition to its intelligent Energizer range at this year’s National Fieldays.
62Gallagher has launched two new portable fencing handles – the Insulated Handle and the Dual Purpose Handle - which overcome a niggly problem that has bugged farmers for years.
22Unique, safe electric fencing systems that cater for the lively and unpredictable nature of horses
47508 hectare vineyard grazes a neighbour's merinos, earning money and saving money on herbicide treatments all at the same time,.
10Find out how a fence energizer reduced chicken mortality rates and fence checks by 50%.
42Mat Roberts says without the “dog fence”, they wouldn’t be able to farm sheep.