Electric Netting can be erected in minutes with no elaborate list of materials or special tools needed. It’s simple, lightweight design allows the netting to be moved and set up repeatedly, making for almost instant pastures and enclosures. And most importantly, an electric net fence protects precious livestock, produce and even pets from predators and pests.
One person can erect an electric net in ten minutes or less simply by unrolling the lightweight netting bundle along the chosen fence line and stepping in the posts. This is possible thanks to posts already built into the netting (one post every 11 feet in a standard 164 ft. roll). There are no pilot holes to dig and no special tools needed- simply push the posts into the ground. The posts are anchored in the soil with steel spikes. The posts also feature split-tops that allow easy adjustment or replacement of the posts and can be tapped lightly with a hammer when working in hard soils. Once the posts are stepped in, all that’s left to do is tie the end posts together and add electricity.
Electric netting is just as easy to dismantle and move as it is to install, making them a hit among pastured poultry farmers and rotational grazers. With an electric net fence, a pasture or enclosure can be set up in practically any location and then moved when necessary. And thanks to its bundle design, an electric net fence can also easily be stored away when not in use.
Another point of praise with electric netting is the variety of animals and applications it serves. While netting is a favourite among sheep and poultry farmers. Easy enclosures for horses, cattle, goats and pigs and even pet fences can be made. However, electric netting isn’t just an easy tool for animal inclusion- but an electrified safeguard against predators and pests. While the netting is an effective barrier against marauding foxes, and other sworn enemies of livestock, it can also be used to protect gardens and crops from rabbits, deer and other nuisance animals. Electric nets have even been used to keep deer out of crops and bears away from beehives! This versatility of an electric net fence is determined by height and stay spacing.
The height of netting ranges from 28″ to 70″, small enough to keep rabbits at bay and large enough to pasture sheep, goats and cattle plus exclude Deer. However, an important consideration to make when choosing an electric net is the weave of the netting. A simple rule of thumb to follow is smaller animals require smaller weave, regardless which side of the fence they’re on.
Agrisellex Electric Netting might be light and easy to handle, but it’s also very durable. Livestok Nets are built with vertical stays made from a semi-rigid material that, unlike twine nets, keeps the net from sagging and shorting out.
Electrification is Easy
Putting the “electric” in electric netting requires little time and few components. Both battery or mains energisers are suitable to power electric netting and a minimum .25 output joule energiser should be used per net (Eg; Four nets require a minimum 1-joule energiser). A ground rod is required for electrification. The final components are jumper clips, which are used to connect the energiser to the ground rod (green clip) and to the net (orange clip). Electric netting can also be powered by attaching jumper clips to an existing electric fence and jumper clips can also be used to connect and power multiple nets. Ideally, the power source should be located mid-way along the several fences and remain connected to the clips.
In general, electric nets should always remain electrified while in use, as rabbits can chew on and damage the net. And while all nets feature a non-conductive bottom line to eliminate shorting, care should be taken both before and after the fence is erected to remove any significant weed growth that might hamper electrification.