For strip grazing cattle, use up to 3 strands of IntelliTwine™ or IntelliRope® supported by step-in posts (every 25 to 40 ft) and wound, unwound and tensioned with an EzeReel™.
Conductor ends are attached via insulators to existing fences and charged with a solar, battery or plug-in energizer, or by attaching to an existing hot wire. For dry soil and snowy conditions, use 3 strands and convert the fence to “positive/negative” by connecting the middle strand to a galvanized stake driven into the soil.
- Control-graze pasture or range
- Protect stored hay
- Reduce access to streams and ponds
- Guide cattle into temporary corrals
Cost: As low as 15¢ per ftCost for posts varies by type of fence post. Cost and visibility of conductors:
- IntelliRope® 4.5 is bulkier than twine, lasts longer and costs more per ft. But it's also more visible to all species.
- IntelliTwine™ costs the least. It also enables longer distance between posts, and it's very easy to rewind. However, it's less visible to deer, elk and antelope.
- Tools: None if existing fences act as end posts. A hammer to drive FiberRod posts into harder soils.
- Time: 1000 ft in 30 minutes in easy conditions with existing fences as end posts. However, fencing around/through brush and trees takes more time as do ends/curves/corner posts.
- Skill: Minimal. Set the posts, string the wires and attach a suitable energizer.
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We offer many fences to fit your situation, including different heights and lengths, multiple colors, drivable posts and positive/negative options for dry soils. Questions? Call our fence consultants at
Electric fence is a pain barrier, not a physical barrier. A common mistake is not electrifying it. Animals may escape or become entangled (and may die). On a % basis, entanglement is very rare, but it can and does occur. If animals are scared or starved it will not keep them in. The first time you put the animals in the net, you should be available to watch them for a while. That way if one were to get into the fence and get caught, you can turn the power off and get them loose.
Warning! Due to risk of fire, do NOT use continuous output energizers with electric netting or electro-plastic conductors such as rope, twine or tape. Use only with a low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizer. (Fi-Shock™ brand energizers which are sold as low impedance, continuous current output should NOT be used with electric netting.) All energizers sold on Premier’s website use an intermittent pulse and are suitable for use with electric netting.
Dry conditions and wintertime usage may reduce the effectiveness of electric fencing. Ice and heavy snow can flatten netting and thereby damage it.
Dry or frozen ground may cause post spikes to bend or break if inserted with force. Pilot holes may be needed. We recommend using drivable or single spike posts in hard soils. Double spike posts provide more stability when the ground is soft.