HogNet® 4/18/12 Electric Netting
Best for sites with green grass and moist soil. This net will work well if the area is wet enough to keep grass green throughout the year. Its lower cost/ft makes it a good choice for longer fences.
- Domestic Pigs—Easy to contain due to their excellent hoof-to-ground contact. Less likely to charge than their wild counterparts.
- Feral Hogs—As those who live in wild hog country know only too well, feral hogs are a rapidly growing problem with no simple solution. Regrettably, the hogs are as smart as they are aggressive and destructive. So it’s common for them to find ways through, under or over physical barrier fences. However, electrified fences do work and work well. Why? Hogs use their nose/snout to investigate new situations. The bare nose ensures that contact with an energized strand will send a hog-stopping pulse (if the energizer is large enough) through the hog.
Training domestic 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.
HogNet® 4/18/12 Comparison Chart
|Single Spike (SS) Line Posts||✓||✓||✓|
|Pos/Neg (PN) for dry soils||✓|
|Height||18" tall||24" tall||30" tall|
|Distance Between Line Posts||12.5'||12.5'||12.5'|
|Roll Length||100'||50' or 100'||50' or 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.
Even for new users, it takes less than 10 minutes to go from out-of-the-box netting to installed fence. And it’s durable! Nets last over 10 seasons if used and stored properly. (Its mortal enemy is errant lawn mowers!)
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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.