Pig QuikFence® 6/30/12 Electric Netting
- 6 horizontal strands
- 30 in. tall
- Vertical struts every 12 in.
- Posts (built-in) every 12.5 ft., .75 dia.
- Steel post spikes: .31" dia., 8" long
What is it?A electrifiable prefabricated mesh with line posts built in every 12 ft. Arrives at your doorstep as a 100 ft, 11 lb (including line posts) roll. Capable of being installed or removed in less than 5 minutes. Must be attached to an effective fence energizer. Requires extra support posts at corners, ends and major curves.
- As a perimeter or subdivision fence for pastured pigs.
- Allows pigs to forage gardens, orchards and fields after harvest.
- Replaces welded wire panels, which are heavy, not easy to move and more expensive per ft.
Training pigs to electric fence…Experience suggests that domestic pigs need to be trained to electric fence.
- Why? Because pigs new to electric fence may decide to respond like pigs—and charge forward through the fence instead of backing away.
- How? Set up an electric fence alongside (1 to 2 ft away) a secure permanent fence that the pigs can't get through. Make sure the fence is electrified—at least 3000v at the end of fence. Introduce the pigs to the fence. Monitor the pigs for a few hours.
Note: Failing to train domestic pigs to electric fences can be expensive—damage to the fence plus the damage the escaped pigs might create.
The bottom strand is 6 in. above the ground to prevent domestic pigs from rooting soil onto the fence and shorting it out. Users can slide the lower strand up if desired. High conductivity (only 33 ohms of resistance/1000 ft) ensures a strong, uniform pulse from end to end. For dry soils, use a wide-impedance energizer.
To purchase Pig QuikFence® 6/30/12
- Measure the fence line.
- Choose the length and the amount of netting needed. (Example: A 250 ft fence requires two 100 ft net and one 50 ft net.)
- Choose extra support posts for ends, major curves and corners.
- Select an energizer, ground rod and a fence tester.
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.