Conductor ends are attached via insulators to existing fences and charged by a battery energizer or by attaching to an existing hot wire. For dry soil and snowy conditions, use 3 strands and convert fence to "earth return" by connecting the middle strand to a galvanized stake driven into the soil.
- Control-graze pasture or range.
- Protect stored hay.
- Reduce access to streams and ponds.
- Guide cattle into temporary corrals.
Cost: as low as 11¢ per ft
Cost for posts varies by type of post. Cost and visibility of conductors:
- IntelliRope 4.5 is bulkier than twine, lasts longer and costs more per ft. But it's also more visible to all species.
- IntelliTwine costs the least. It also enables longer distance between posts, and it's very easy to rewind. However, it's less visible to deer, elk and antelope.
Tools: None if existing fences act as end posts. A hammer to drive FiberRod posts into harder soils.
Time: 1000 ft in 30 minutes in easy conditions with existing fences as end posts. However, fencing around/through brush and trees takes more time as do ends/curves/corner posts.
Skill: Minimal. Set the posts, string the wires and attach a suitable energizer.
NOTE: Dry conditions and wintertime usages—may reduce the effectiveness of electric fencing.
Listed below are the recommended components that may be needed to build this basic fence. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and speak with our fence consultants at