2.25mm (12 gauge/.09" dia.) electrifiable polywire. A good choice when portability is needed. Often used for rotational grazing of cattle and sheep.
Virgin polyethylene monofilaments are twisted with 3 stainless steel and 3 tinned copper filaments. (Copper has the best electrical conductivity of any metal, except silver.)
IntelliTwine™ 2.25 is lightweight, has excellent elasticity, and is resistant to mildew. It’s easy to unwind/rewind onto reels—small diameter enables reels to hold up to 2000 ft.
Which conductor is right for you?We offer a wide-range of electrifiable ropes, twines and tapes to fit your situation. Visit this link to compare all Premier conductors.
Polyethylene works well in humid climates because it resists mildew better than polyester.
Up to 2000' ft of IntelliTwine™ 2.25 can be pre-wound onto:
|Size||2.25mm (12 gauge/.09" dia.)|
|Color||White / Black / White|
|Conductivity||50 Ω per 1000 ft|
|Conductive Filaments||3 tinned copper + 3 stainless steel|
|Non-conductive Filaments||Virgin polyethylene (v-PE)|
|Visibility to Animals||Fair|
|Ultraviolet (UV) Resistance||Good|
|Breaking Strength||280 lbs|
|Probable Lifespan*||5 years|
Properly energized fences last longer and require less maintenance—because animals do not crowd, rub or scratch on them. Confirm voltage is at least 3000V at the end of the fence line. Tree limbs that fall upon the fence must be removed immediately.
Spacing of line posts must be adjusted to terrain. Always put a post at top of hills and bottom of valleys. Vary the spacing of rope strands according to type and size of animal(s), fence usage (boundary vs. subdivision) and the number of strands.
Suggested Strand Height (from ground):
- For Sheep:
- 3-strand fence—35", 24", 12"
- 5-strand fence—36", 27", 20", 13", 7"
- For Cattle:
- 1-strand fence—34"
- 2-strand fence—34", 22"
- 3-strand fence—40", 27", 15"
- For Gardens:
- 2-strand fence—15", 6"
For dry soil and snowy conditions, convert the fence to “positive/negative” by connecting every other strand to a galvanized stake driven into the soil.
Listed below are recommended optional components. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our fence consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
Windup Systems and AccessoriesItem #238000 -
Effective for winding, unwinding and storing conductors. The SupaReel is the strongest fence reel in the US.$86.00
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The cost makes it an attractive option for wildlife control in gardens—just insert posts, add insulators, then string it up. However, when compared to electric netting, it’s more work and often less reliable.
Kent K from Oklahoma
This polywire was perfect for protecting my garden. It was easy to put up even in the high winds that are common where I live and so far it has worked well. I would definitely buy it again.
Josh C from Michigan
Using to subdivide a pasture for sheep. Running just two lines and so far no problems.
Jennifer M from Missouri
Excellent value. By far the best we have used in our adaptive grazing system — be sure to compare the ohms/mi (or feet) ratings against other brands. We have used this for cattle, horses, sheep, & pigs. This smaller diameter twine rolls up well on any reel and kept the weight manageable for portability. Have a few rolls that are 2-3 years old & still in use. We now no longer buy any other brand of twine. Yes, it has been broken a couple of times by horses or deer but can tie it back together and it still works.
Javon Z from Missouri
Great product, lasts over twice as long as any farmstore brands I’ve tried.
Dogwood Farm from Kentucky
We have been using managed grazing techniques since 1989, moving cattle daily to fresh pasture, and back-fencing to allow grazed paddocks to fully recover. IntelliTwine is by far the most highly conductive and easiest to use of any polywire that we have ever used, and we have tried many other kinds. (If it will stop sheep, it will stop our Hereford cattle.) In addition, after being trained, cattle recognize it and avoid it, making even the economical 3 cent per foot product highly effective.