Fencing - Electric Fence How it works An electric fence is...

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Electric Fence How it works An electric fence is a psychological barrier keeps farm animals in wild animals out - even over long distances. A pulsed electric current (one pulse per second) Animal completes the circuit between the fence and the ground Short, sharp but safe shock Sufficiently memorable shock Because the electric fence is a psychological barrier, it does not require great strength to be effective.
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Electric Fence Advantages 50% less expensive to build Easily constructed Low maintenance (not always) Lightweight and portable Durable due to low physical contact Easily modified or expanded Keeps animals in and predators out
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Electric Fence Uses and benefits Separating different groups of animals Allowing rationing of crops and pasture Fencing animals off from eroding areas, trees, rivers and roads Less animal hide and pelt damage Deterrent to trespassers and predators
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Line post spacing – 50’ minimum Don't over-tighten the wires You want a flexible system that allows for wildlife impacts, snow loading, etc. Do not energize barbed wire
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ANSCI 313 taught by Professor Dr.allanmorgan during the Fall '11 term at Tarleton.

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