We can now see electric fencing in different kinds of properties, and what makes electric fencing particularly useful is that it can serve both as a physical and psychological barrier for those who are trying to gain access to your property or trying to get out. Electric fencing has long been utilised in various institutions, but many agricultural properties and farms now make use of electric fencing so they can keep their farm animals safe and prevent access to other areas within their property. Whether you have a commercial, industrial, agricultural, domestic residence, a commercial or government building, you can make good use of an electric fence if you want a truly effective and efficient barrier designed to keep intruders at bay and keep animals or individuals in. If you are wondering whether to use electrical fencing for your property, here’s a list of the main advantages you should know.
- The low cost
Whilst electric fences may have come with more prohibitive pricing in the past, the same isn’t true now. Electric fencing systems are more affordable, but, more than this, you can get the same value with an electric fence as other fencing systems because you don’t have to use as much material for your fencing. For instance, with typical stock fencing, you would have to set up more materials for the length of the fencing you need – but with electric fencing, you can save on your use of materials, which makes it cheaper in the end.
- The easy installation
Since you can choose electric fences nowadays that are made of lighter materials and lower tension in the wires, they are much easier and quicker to construct, especially when you have challenging terrain. You don’t need to have any particular skill or ability to set up your electric fence, and this makes it highly suitable as a DIY project. You don’t even need an electrician. As long as you follow some basic simple rules, you can easily set up your own electric fencing.
- The durability
An electric fence doesn’t go through the same kind of physical confrontation or pressure from farm or even game animals, so you can be sure that your electric fence will last for a longer time than you may expect from a standard fence. And what’s more, even if you have an old existing stock fence, the addition of electric fencing to this fence with an outrigger may even prolong the life of your current fence.
- The flexibility
With electric fencing, you don’t have to worry about subdividing different areas of your property, such as subdividing a paddock so you can control the grazing of the animals. You can easily and frequently move your electric fencing system as required, whether it’s daily or hourly, especially if you have high-density grazing with a dairy farm.
- The easy maintenance
It is also relatively easy to maintain an electric fence once you have installed it properly, and especially if your stock is already trained. The maintenance needs of electric fencing are minimal, and it doesn’t require extensive checks – just like standard fencing. You can simply check the voltage every day and make a periodic check of the vegetation near or beside the fence so it doesn’t hamper the fence’s effectiveness.
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