Livestock protection fencing systems

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Electric fences, which are specially adapted to the behaviour of predators, are an effective measure to protect sheep and goats and an important element in managed grazing.

A wolf observes patiently, closely and almost always unnoticed and it takes its chances when weak points in livestock protection are discovered. It is always very careful not to injure itself. It reacts very sensitively to electric shocks and remembers them as a deterrent experience. Properly installed electric fences can discourage wolves and pose no obstacle to tourists or hikers, nor are they a deadly danger to wild animals. Even goats can be herded and protected with a powerful pasture fence device and an appropriate fence height.

General information

  • The lowest power line must hang a maximum of 20 cm above the ground so that the wolf does not undermine it.
  • 5 wires are ideal for protection against large predators.
  • The second wire or strand must be no higher than 40 cm and the third no higher than 60 cm above the ground.
  • The conductor material must be taut and must have a uniform 5000 volt voltage at every point of the fence.
  • The conductor material should also be made of a very conductive material.
  • A strong electric shock disturbs the wolf so much that it will not try to overcome the fence again.
  • Pasture passages, streams and ditches must be checked and fenced off particularly well.
  • Elevations on the mountain side must also be additionally secured.
  • Blue tape or blue fencing material should be used, as wild animals have a red-green visual impairment.
  • Signs provide information on how to behave in the vicinity of a herd and when livestock guarding dogs are absent.
  • Fence heights must be adapted to the particular animal species that are to be protected.