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Training pigs to electric fenceExperience tells us that domestic pigs absolutely need to be trained to respect electric fence.
Why? Because non-trained pigs may decide to respond like pigs—and charge forward through the fence instead of backing away. This results in escaped livestock and potentially perturbed neighbors. It’s best to let each pig receive a first shock before relying on the fence.
How? Set up an electric fence next to a secure permanent fence or corral that the pigs can’t get through. Electrify the fence to at least 3000 volts. Introduce the pigs to the fence. Monitor the pigs until each is shocked at least once. The pigs are now trained, and you may rely on the fence to contain the pigs. They won’t forget. Note: Failing to train domestic pigs to electric fence can be expensive—damage to the fence plus the damage the escape pigs might create.