Multi-Strand Rope or Tape (up to 3 strands)
The trade-off compared to netting? It takes more time to install/remove multi-strand fences. Also, they are less effective than netting at stopping many species of livestock and wildlife.
Most designs consist of up to 3 strands of rope, twine or tape suspended on FiberRod or Powerposts. Note: If the top strand is less than 18" above the soil, stronger posts for corners or ends are usually not necessary.
The strands of rope, twine or tape are unwound, rewound and stored on wind-up reels. Wind-up reel systems help save time, reduces aggravation and extends conductor life.
- Protect gardens and sweet corn from raccoons. Properly energized, just 2 wires will cause 95% of raccoons will leave your sweet corn alone.
- Repel Canada geese along shorelines.
- Deter herons from feeding in fish hatcheries and rearing ponds.
CostsAs low as 14¢ per ft. (Does not include energizer.)
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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
Energizer KitsItem #113300 -
Solar powered 0.60 joule energizer used with electric fences to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$285.00
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.