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Which type of electric fence do you need?

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

  •  
  • Portable /

  • Temporary

  • Semi-Permanent /

  • Permanent

  • Permanent /

  • High-Tensile

  • Duration of Fence
  • Placement
  • Short-moves frequently
  • 1 - 20 years*
  • 2 - 40 years*
  • Ease of
  • Construction
  • Simple and fast
  • Easy to medium
  • Medium.
  • Requires special tools
  • Primary Need
  • Temporary containment,
  • intensive stripgrazing
  • Perimeter fencing
  • Key Benefits
  • Easy to install,
  • use and move
  • Attractive & safer for
    horses than standard
  • steel wire
  • Offers greatest fence
  • life. Requires minimal
  • maintenance
  • Common Post Type
  • Wood posts, T-posts,
  • rod posts, metal pipes
  • Wood posts, T-posts,
  • rod posts, metal pipes
  • Common Wire Type
  • 12½ gauge
  • high-tensile wire

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