Sheep & Goat Net 8/35/6
How does Electric Sheep Net 8/35/6 compare to ElectroNet?
Has string verticals instead of plastic struts. So it is:
- More prone to sagging.
- More likely to tangle and bunch when installing and removing.
- Has verticals occur every 6" instead of 12".
- Has one less energized horizontal strand (7 vs 8).
- Electrical resistance (380 ohms/1000 ft) is 10 times higher. So it is not advised for fences longer than 2 to 3 rolls or for fences exposed to heavy weed load.
- Is less expensive.
- Yellow/white instead of white/black.
Actual on-farm uses normally exceed the purposes for which it's purchased:
- Strip-graze pastures, turnips and rape.
- As interim permanent fence until a proper fence can be built.
- Enclose rams and buck goats.
- Make small pastures for animals that need attention (ewes/does/nannies with triplets; injured or stressed animals).
- Graze orchards and vineyards.
- Make lanes for moving animals.
- Replaceable water gaps that work.
- Protect outdoor hay supplies.
- Graze stockpiled forage on hayfields in late fall and early winter.
We’re aware that the lower price of Electric Sheep Net will encourage folk to choose this version. Think carefully before you do so. Customers who are unhappy with netting are often those who’ve chosen its farmstore/catalog equivalents. So why do we offer it? Because it is similar to nets from other sources—and comparisons make decisions easier.
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The basic “unroll and then unfold” process is the same for all electrified nets. Installing netting requires minimal strength and skill and no tools. No extra line posts are necessary with nets unless the soil is soft or the fence will stay in place over 6 weeks. However, extra support posts (either step-in posts or FiberRods) are often needed at corners, curves and ends.
To purchase Electric Sheep Net:
- Measure the fence line.
- Choose the length and the amount of netting needed. (Example: For a 250 ft fence line, order one 164 ft net and one 82 ft net. Or two 100 ft rolls and one 50 ft roll of Plus net.)
- Choose support posts for corners, curves and ends.
- Select an energizer, ground rod and a fence tester.
Keeps in: sheep, goats, cattle and pigs. Protects: Bees.
Keeps out: bears, coyotes and dogs.
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.