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Keeping Animals In - Cows

Electric Fencing For Beef Cattle

Beef cows and suckler herds require a more visible and substantial fence to contain them. 2 or 3 lines of electric tape/rope or wire are necessary to contain both cows and calves. Although wire is the best conductor, rope is very strong and most visible, creating a more visual barrier.

Electric Fencing For Dairy Cattle

Electric fencing is a very economical (and quick to install) method for introducing strip grazing. Fields can be divided into segments which are then rotated between grazing and resting.

Dairy cows, being much more docile than Beef or Suckler herds, can usually be contained by 1 line of wire/polywire/tape or electric rope (the latter being the most visible), supported by tread-in posts.

Strip Grazing

To create a controlled pasture management system, you will require both a fence 'in front of' and 'behind' the herd. Depending on the area to be covered you could either use 2 separate electric fence systems or create a continuous fence line by linking the two sides of the fence together.

Tread-in plastic posts are not strong enough for corners so use a metal 3 pronged corner post which can be knocked in, they come complete with insulators. This can be easily moved around.


The wire/rope/tape must be kept taught. A reel system not only keeps the fence line taught but can be used to store fence lines when not in use (this also adds to the life of the wire/rope/tape etc.) Reel posts are available with 1,2 or 3 reels, depending on how many lines are required.

Kits And More Information

We have created a series of electric fence kits (as mentioned above) depending on the distance to be protected. For more information, details of kits, pricing and order information please call us on 01620 860058 or complete the Brochure Request Form (brochures can be instantly downloaded).