Barbed wire has been used for over 100 years and has been very effective in its function, HOWEVER in that period it has maimed, mutilated and killed many valuable animals. Electric fencing is a modern alternative that delivers a safe electronic “barb” to the animal in question and so effectively replacing a barbed wire fence.

1. Easier Installation

Electric fencing is much easier to install as compared to traditional fencing methods and barbed wire fences. The components are lightweight and easy to carry. Also, minimal planning is required, making the installation much faster. Electric fencing is inherently lightweight and the high tensions associated with traditional fencing is not required

2. Lower Cost

The use of electric fence wire makes the process of fencing much more affordable. This is because, as compared to barbed wire fencing, fewer wires and support posts are required in an electric fence. This greatly reduces the cost of the whole project.

3. Greater Versatility

Electric fence wire can be used in a variety of situations and scenarios. Individual adjustments can be made according to requirements, making electric fence wire usable in every environment and soil condition. You can also use electric fence wire over existing fences and walls, to enhance safety and effectiveness. However, the combination of electricity and barbed wire is not recommended. Electric fencing's ability to control every mammal from an Elephant to a rabbit highlights its versatility.

4. Better Safety

Barbed wire is dangerous because it can cause severe harm to any animal that tries to trespass. There is also the risk of entanglement because of the barbs, which can lead to fatal injuries.

5. More Effective

When an animal touches electric fence wire, it receives a short, sharp but memorable shock. This trains the animal to stay away from the fence. You can adjust the current flowing through the electric fence wire, depending on the animal that is being fenced. As a result, electric fence wire is effective in restraining Elephants, bulls, horses and other such powerful animals. In contrast, barbed wire is not psychologically effective in training the animals and it can also cause severe injury.

6. Easy Maintenance

Electric fence wire requires minimal maintenance and care after installation. You must ensure that the battery and fence energiser are kept clean and dry at all times. The fence must be free of vegetation so that the wires touch nothing except plastic.

7. Portability

Electric fence wire is light and easy to carry. This also makes any required modification or alterations very easy. Compared to traditional fencing methods, electric fence wire offers the most ease of transportation.

8. More Durable and Longer Lasting

Electric fence wire is more protected from high impact damage from cattle and livestock. This makes the fence much more durable and long lasting. Electric fence wire offers excellent cost effectiveness, affordability and ease of use. 


Electric fence wire also has some limitations such as possible damage during storms, thunder and lightning. There is also the risk of dangerous shocks at such times. Thick plants and surrounding vegetation growth also complicates the use of electric fence wire.

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