STAFIX

Selecting an electric fence type

The best electric fence is the one that is suited to your requirements. Our table outlines the 3 main types of electric fence structures as a starting point to help you identify which fence type best suits your needs.
 
 
  • Portable /

  • Temporary

  • Semi-Permanent /

  • Permanent

  • Permanent /

  • High-Tensile

  • Length of Fence
  • Placement
  • Short-moves frequently
  •  
  • up to 10 years*
  •  
  • 20 years + *
  •  
  • Ease of
  • Construction
  •  
  • Simple
  •  
  •  
  • Easy to medium
  •  
  •  
  • Medium
  • Requires special tools
  • or fencing contractor
  • Best
  • Recommended for
  •  
  •  
  • Horses, cows, pets,
  • domestic animals
  •  
  •  
  • Deer, horses, cows
  • sheep, goats, pigs
  • exotic animals
  •  
  • Deer, horses, cows
  • sheep, goats, pigs
  • exotic animals,
  • predators
  • Containment Area
  • Short/Small
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Primary Need
  •  
  • Temporary containment,
  • stripgrazing
  • Pastures and
  • internal fencing
  • Boundary and
  • internal fencing
  • Key Benefits
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Easy to install and
  • relatively inexpensive.
  • Offers greatest flexibility
  • and portability
  •  
  • Can use any
  • combination of
  • post and wire types
  •  
  •  
  • Optimum strength for
  • livestock management.
  • Longer fence life
  • with minimal
  • maintenance.
  • Main Fence Components
  •  
  • Post Type
  •  
  •  
  • Wood posts,
  • steel posts
  •  
  • Wire Type
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Poliwire, tape or rope,
  • steel or galvanised
  • fence wire
  • 2 mm (14 ga) -
  • 2.5 mm (12.5 ga)
  • Galvanised
  • high-tensile wire
  • 2.5 mm (12.5 ga) -
  • 4 mm (8 ga)
  •  
  • Energizer Type
  •  
  •  

*This timeframe also indicates expected fence life if using quality products and keeping fence maintained.