PermaNet® 10/48/6 Electric Netting
- 10 horizontal strands (9 energized).
- 48" tall installed.
- String verticals every 6 in.
- Line posts (built-in) every 12.5 ft.
- Post diameter is 0.75" dia.
- Post spikes (SS): .31" dia., 8" long.
- Post spikes (DS): .31" dia., 7" long.
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. Curious calves don't challenge netting.
- 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.
Key netting details
It arrives at your door as a roll complete with all posts already built into the net. Just unfold it and set the posts (by hand) with only hand tension. It adjusts to terrains and curves better than any other fence.
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- If the fence is near trees, check the fence after high winds for fallen branches. (This should be done with all fences.)
- Weeds must be controlled during the growing season. Spray a strip (8 in. wide) of herbicide along the net. The other option is to mow and move it monthly. If you're not willing to do this, don't buy PermaNet.
- Monitor the voltage levels. It should be 2000 volts if the soil is moist and 3500 volts if the soil is dry.
- Check posts from time to time. For posts that become loose or leaning in the soil (can occur in wet clay soils when wind blows the fence back and forth)--lift, move over 1 in. and reinsert.
The “unroll and then unfold” process is the same for all electrified nets. Because the posts are longer and the rolls heavier than other nets PermaNet is faster and easier with 2 people. Extra line posts are not necessary, but support posts (steel T posts or large fiberglass rods work well) will be needed as anchors at ends, at angles of 45º or more and at 90º corners. Use non-conductive string or rope to tie it to steel T posts—steel posts must never touch the netting!
Use only with a low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizer. Warning! Do NOT use continuous output energizers with electric netting due to risk of fire. (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.
Dry or frozen ground many cause the NetPost spikes to bend or break if inserted with force. Pilot holes may be needed.
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.