PermaNet® (Standard & Pro) Electric Netting
It's also perfect for sites with installation problems for permanent wire fences (hills, rocks, dips, curves, trees, no machine access). It has stronger, heavier, larger PVC posts with longer, thicker, steel spikes, supporting the net better through wind, rain, ice and snow.
It's also available as a Pos/Neg fence for dry, sandy or rocky conditions. Ideal for situations when there is too little moisture in the soil to properly ground the fence.
Why netting for cattle?Electric netting was invented 45 years ago as temporary sheep fencing. But owners of sheep who also had cattle found electric netting to be a very effective and easy-to-use temporary cattle fence. (As a bonus, it stops pigs, dogs and coyotes.) Even though reel-based temporary cattle fences are less expensive, unique netting features offer important advantages.
- Gateways. Netting is much more visible and reliable than single-strand options.
- Cows with calves. Multiple conducive strands ensure that young calves will have many opportunities to become trained to and respect electric fence. Aids in keeping calves close by their dams.
- Protecting windbreaks and feed supplies. Netting's extra reliability provides an extra assurance factor. We know barbed-wire fence works for this, but installing and removing "barb" takes much more time and effort than doing the same with netting.
- PermaNet® 10/48/6 is 48" tall and has 10 horizontal strands (9 conductive) with vertical struts every 6". Built-in line posts (0.75" dia.) are spaced every 12'5". Choose the Pos/Neg option when there is too little moisture in the soil to properly ground the fence.
- NEW! PermaNet® Pro 11/48/6 has braided horizontal conductors, not twisted. More metal on the outside of the strand enables better animal-to-conductor contact. And the tighter weave resists snags when moving the fence in rough terrain and pastures. It is 48" tall and has 11 horizontal strands (10 conductive) with vertical struts every 6". Built-in line posts (0.75" dia.) are spaced every 12.5'. It's Pos/Neg capable when there is too little moisture in the soil to properly ground the fence.
PermaNet® Comparison Chart
Single Spike (SS)
Double Spike (DS)
|PermaNet® Pro 11/48/6
Drivable Post (DP)
|Premium Superconductor||43 Ω||43 Ω||43 Ω|
|Pos/Neg (PN) for dry soils||✔||✔||✔|
|Distance Between Line Posts||12.5'||12.5'||12.5'|
|Roll Length||25', 50', 100' or 150'||50', 100' or 150'||100'|
To InstallThe same “unroll and then unfold” process applies to all electrified nets. Minimal strength or skill needed (and no tools). Extra supports such as FiberTuff™ step-in posts are useful at corners, curves and ends. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net.
We suggest installing PermaNet with two people. Why? Because of its extra weight and longer posts. It can be handled, installed and removed by one person, but having another person on each end of the posts doubles the productivity and makes it easier for both.
Pushing or stepping posts into the soil is still a one-person task. And so is pulling the posts out of the soil. But these tasks take more effort because the spikes are both larger and longer. (After all, it doesn’t work to have a strong, well-supported post without large and long spikes.)
Weeds must be controlled for PermaNet to remain effective. Either move and mow as needed during the growing season, or spray herbicide along the bottom strand to kill the vegetation. If you can’t do this, PermaNet may not be the right fence for you.
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Energizer KitsItem #113300 -
Solar powered 0.60 joule energizer used with electric fences to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$285.00
Fence Connectors and Accessories
Repair Kit for Bear QuikFence, ElectroFence & Plus, ElectroNet (DP), ElectroStop (DP), PermaNet, Plus & Pro, PoultryNet (DP) & VersaNet 60Item #201730 -
A handy repair kit that includes all of the essentials to patch tears and holes in electric net fences.$2.00
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.