Electric Fence Systems

An electric fence is a psychological barrier that keeps livestock in and pr​e​dators out - even over long distances.

A pulse of electric current is sent along the fence wire, about one pulse per second, from an energizer (a.k.a. fence charger or fencer) which is grounded. When an animal touches the fence, it completes the circuit between the fence and the ground receiving a short, sharp but safe shock. ​​​

Because the fence is a ​psychological barrier, it does not require great physical strength. However, it must be well designed and constructed to absorb some pressure from animals, snow and wind. The energizer must have enough power for the length of the fence and for the animals being controlled. ​Use the Energizer and Fence Selector tools below to get started. ​

Energizer Selector

Energizer Selector

There are many names used to refer to your electric fence's power supply: energizer, charger, fencer and many other names. Choosing the right power supply can be a challenge.

This Energizer Selector will walk you through a series of questions to help you select the best Energizer for your operation.

Electric Fence Selector

Electric Fence Selector

Whether you need a portable, short-term fence for rotational grazing or a larger scale more permanent electric fence, we'll guide you through to the right system and configuration for your needs.

Answer the questions to find the ideal fence set up and the products you will need to build the fence.


Overview of Fence Set-ups & Associated Components

Electric fence systems install quickly with minimal tools, saving on labor whether you install yourself or hire out a professional fence contractor.  The savings can be significant when compared to other fencing options like barbed wire, woven wire, wood rail or vinyl fencing.

Permanent Fencing

Permanent Cattle Fence

High tensile wire systems create long life, permanent electric fences. They are easy to install and operate and provide highly effective animal control.

Permanent Fence Overview

Offset Fencing

Offset electric fence insulator and wire

Offset electric fencing is an economical and easy install option if you have an existing or new conventional, non-electric fence that you want to protect.

Offset Fence Overview

Portable Fencing

Smart Fence used for travel with horses

Portable electric fences are easy to transport, assemble and take down allowing flexible fencing for short-term animal control or rotational grazing.

Portable Fence Overview

Additional Resources

Permanent Fence Configuration Guide

View general permanent fence recommendations by animal type.

Fence Design & Installation

Don't want to install your own fencing system?  We can put you in touch with a Gallagher Certified Pasture Pro that is able to provide customized pasture designs & fence installation services.

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