Electric Fencing


When Joe the horsedecided 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.​


Multi Strand Electric Tape Gate- Open

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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