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American FarmWorks® Electric Fencing Guide: Beef Cattle

With the help of American FarmWorks®, it’s easy to create an effective physical and psychological barrier for cattle.

High-tensile electric fencing stands out thanks to its minimal expense, ease of construction and long-term durability. In fact, it is perfect for both perimeter and interior fencing. Further, using it for both exterior and interior fencing makes installation and maintenance easier since there’s only one set of supplies to work with.  Read more.

American FarmWorks® Electric Fencing Guide: Dairy Cattle

For dairy herds, ranchers should have two fence styles, an electrified exterior fence for feeding/grazing and a non-electric fence in the milking area. Certain factors must be considered for each situation.

The good news is that dairy cattle are docile and have daily human contact, both of which make them easy to manage and contain inside a fence line.

Those factors mean that high-tensile electric fencing is a perfect fencing style for dairy cattle. Use it for perimeter fences, permanent paddock enclosures, semi-permanent paddocks and temporary enclosures.  Read more.


American FarmWorks® Electric Fencing Guide: Goats

Goats are stubborn and persistent, which makes them the most challenging livestock to contain with fencing. They will push on fences, squeeze between the wires or jump right over them. Though electric fencing is ideal for goat fencing, even the threat of electric shock may not deter some species of goats.  Read more.


American FarmWorks® Electric Fencing Guide: Horses

Horses quickly get the hang of electric fencing, which means that horse farms and ranches are rapidly adopting it as their preferred fencing.

What’s the best electric fence for your operation? It all depends on your horses’ dispositions, pasture location, and the fence budget. Other factors in your fencing decisions should include horse safety, maintenance requirements and general aesthetics.  Read more.


American FarmWorks® Electric Fencing Guide: Pigs & Hogs

Since pigs and hogs have such sparse hair covering and constantly wet noses, they are easy to control with electric fencing. These intelligent animals will quickly learn to respect and avoid an electric fence.  Read more.



American FarmWorks® Electric Fencing Guide: Poultry

Chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys can be enclosed and protected from predators with an electric fence line. Electrified lines can also be used in combination with an existing poultry enclosure to strengthen defenses against predators.  Read more.


American FarmWorks® Electric Fencing Guide: Sheep

As docile and easily controlled animals, sheep do well when in an electric fence enclosure. There are two issues though. First, wool doesn’t conduct electricity well and, second, predators will actively target sheep, even those protected by electric fencing. 

With those concerns in mind, special care must be taken to set up an electric fence for sheep.  Read more.