Electric fencing for pigs
Electric fencing for pigs is becoming more and more popular with pigs commonly being kept outdoors as the worldwide demand for free-range meat increases.
There is a risk in some areas that free-range pigs can come into contact with wild boars, and become contaminated with swine fever. So, a reliable, safe electric fence to keep your pigs in and wild boars out is a wise investment.
High Tensile fence for pigs
Gallagher recommends a three-wire system with a distance between posts of 10 metres as a minimum for a permanent (interior) fence for free-range pigs. Bear in mind that in some areas you also need an exterior fence (to prevent contamination with swine fever by loose wild boars). A seven-wire system with a distance between posts of 12 metres provides a reliable permanent exterior fence for free-range pigs. It should be positioned four metres from the interior fence.
High Tensile is a very durable, permanent fence. It will easily last 20 to 25 years, which makes it very suitable. Combined with a powerful Gallagher fence energizer, you will have optimum electrical conductivity.
Mobile fence for pigs
A mobile fence is ideal as a temporary, or easy-to-move, enclosure. Very suitable for subdividing large plots for your (free-range) pigs. Gallagher recommends a three-wire system with a distance between posts of 10 metres as a moveable fence for free-range pigs. Depending on the type of pig, one or two wires may be enough. Bear in mind that in some areas you also need an exterior fence (to prevent contamination with swine fever by loose wild boars). As a rule, the minimum distance between the interior and the exterior fence should be four metres.