Electric Fencing 101


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This section contains helpful advice and posts on how to correctly setup an electric fence, how to select a fence charger, what to be aware of when you go to ground your system for the first time and more.  We know how tough it can be to learn all the ins and outs of electric fencing without someone beside you, and that's why we are here to help.


Electric Fencing Basi​cs

Electric fen​cing is economical, easy to install and easy to maintain. Electric Fencing is:

S​afe: Animals remember the short, sharp but safe shock and develop respect for the fence.

Easy to install: An electric fence takes less than half the time to build compared to traditional fence systems.

Durable: A non-electrified fence experiences constant wear and tear under stock pressure. Because your animals learn to avoid an electrified fence, your fence will last longer and remain in good condition.

Economical: Electric fences cost less than 50% of traditional non-electric fences.

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Electric Fencing Tips

5 Key Factors to Maximizing an Electric Fence System

Give your wire a little flexibility and it won't give you a worry. "This isn't barbed wire, the line doesn't need to be super taut to be effective."

"Adding some flex in the wire allows for curious wildlife on your property as well as unpredictable changes in weather."

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Hi Tensile Fence in Snow

Top 3 Reasons to Select Hi-Tensile Wire over Conventional Fencing

Consumers ​select electric fencing because it's cost-effective, easy to maintain and takes less than half the time to build compared to traditional fence systems.

"And because of the low physical contact, electric fences are far more durable and last longer."

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Electric Fencing Field Day

Look for upcomingclinics an​d events in your area.

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Hot Chain Link Fence over stream

Use Floodgates to Fence Livestock out of Waterways and Ravines | Gallagher Electric Fence USA

With the increased effort to protect waterways from livestock damage, electric fencing offers an effective solution to protect these sensitive…

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Horses Grazing Winter Pasture

Gallagher i Series Fence Energizer Systems Offer Security and Peace of Mind | Gallagher Electric Fence USA

​Like any new landowner, Karlin Ekberg noted the repairs needed to be made on her recently-purchased property located in Washington's…

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Pastured Pork in healthy pasture

For the love of pigs: Farmer brings home the bacon with pastured pork | Gallagher Electric Fence USA

As a child, Jeff Linton had a strong affinity for animals, especially pigs, this attraction resultant of growing up on…

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Soil Health Foundation Sample

Principle Foundations for Healthy Soils | Gallagher Electric Fence USA

Soil health is a largely underrated topic in mainstream society. Even in agricultural circles, where emphasis on the land and…

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Horse and cow grazing together

Adaptive Management, Multispecies Grazing Improves Soil Health | Gallagher Electric Fence USA

A healthy soil ecosystem is the foundation of a productive, profitable livestock grazing operation and has the power to impart…

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Cattle grazing stockpiled forage

Stockpiling Forage an Economical Option to Extend Grazing Season | Gallagher Electric Fence USA

Studies have shown time and again harvested feed costs are the largest expense of a livestock operation. To reduce these…

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