Sheep QuikFence® 6/35/24
- 6 horizontal strands
- 35 in. tall
- Vertical strings every 24 in.
- Posts (built-in) every 12.5 ft., .75" dia.
- Post spikes (DS): .31" dia., 7" long.
How does it compare to PermaNet?
- Same strong .75" dia. posts.
- Same verticals.
- Same high conductivity.
- Lowest strand is energized and suspended 7" above the ground (instead of neutral and resting on the soil). This reduces the need to spray weeds—and weeds that do contact it are less able to drain away electricity (because it is further to the soil).
- Verticals occur every 24" instead of 6". Fewer verticals means it’s less affected by high winds.
- 6 horizontals instead of 10.
- 33% less expensive per linear ft.
- To graze orchards and vineyards.
- To subdivide pastures for a whole season in lieu of moving netting.
- To protect outdoor hay supplies.
- To graze stockpiled forage on hayfields/pastures in late fall and early winter.
- As an interim permanent fence until a proper fence can be built.
- If the fence is near trees, check fences after high winds for fallen branches. (This should be done with all fences.)
- Monitor the voltage levels. It should be at least 2000 volts if the soil is moist and 3500 volts if the soil is dry.
- Check the posts from time to time. Posts may become loose or lean in the soil (occurs in wet clay soils when wind blows the fence back and forth). To correct this, just move it over 1".
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Netting requires minimal strength, skill and tools. The basic “unroll and then unfold” process is the same for all electrified nets. It must be properly electrified. No extra line posts are necessary unless the soil is soft or the fence will stay in place over 6 weeks. However, extra support posts (either FiberTuff™ posts or FiberRods are often needed at corners and ends.
To purchase Sheep QuikFence
- Measure the fence line.
- Choose the length and the amount of netting needed. (Example: For a 170 ft fence line, order two 100 ft nets.) When setting up, fold back the remaining 30 ft of net.
- Choose support posts for corners, curves and ends.
- Select an energizer, ground rod and a fence tester.
Keeps in: sheep
Keeps out: bears
Pos/Neg fences—are for dry, sandy or rocky conditions. Ideal for situations when there is too little moisture in the soil to properly ground the fence.
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.