Electric Fencing for Sheep
Electric fencing is the most cost effective solution to fencing for sheep. It is easy and quick to erect and can cover huge areas, which can then be divided.
The fence needs to be well maintained, kept tensioned and working at maximum output as the fleece does insulate the sheep, so it is important to have a minimum power of 2,500 volts on the fence.
For permanent fencing it is best to use wooden posts with good quality insulators. Stronger posts are required at ends, direction changes and gateways. details on gateways
The most conductive and cost effeicient fence material is plain line wire, this is stronger than stranded wire and any poly type materials.
Also choose a mains powered energiser if it is possible, to ensure you have a constant and reliable current to your fence.