Electric Fencing Made Easy

3 April 2017  |  Admin

Electric Fencing Guide for Beginners


Electric Fencing made easy

Electric fencing is easy!

Electric Fencing Made Easy

We help people get started with electric fencing every day. It’s surprisingly easy and cost effective to use electric fencing to keep your animals in, and predators out. Electric fencing can seem complicated, but it’s actually very simple and incredibly useful.

For a simple portable fence, all you need is electric fence tape or wire, fence posts, and a source of power (an energiser, with either a battery or mains power). You simply position the posts at sensible distances, run the tape or wire around the fence posts (making sure they run through insulators if using wooden posts), set up the earth, connect it to the power and turn on the fence. It is that simple!

Seriously, you don’t even need a science GCSE to put up your first electric fence!

Benefits of electric fencing include:

  • It will help keep your animals safe! The shock they get won’t hurt them, but it will teach them not to challenge the fence. Importantly, it will also keep predators out.
  • You can sometimes attach electric fencing to your existing fence posts, so long as you use insulators to attach the tape/wire.
  • Electric fencing is very easy to maintain. Just make sure no vegetation or branches are touching the fence, as this will weaken the shock and make it less effective.
  • If you choose portable fencing, you can constantly easily move it around and adapt it to suit your needs.
  • You can build a solution to meet your exact needs. You control the size, strength, height.
  • It is easy to install – even if you failed physics at school. Promise!
  • It is inexpensive, compared to other fencing.

All you need to get started is:

  • An energiser. Energisers come in different sizes to cover different fence sizes. It’s a good idea to use a slightly over sized energiser for the distance you are fencing.
  • Battery, solar or accessible mains power
  • Electric fencing tape, rope, twine or wire
  • Tape or rope connectors (although you can just use knots)
  • Insulators, to run the electric fencing through if not using plastic posts
  • Posts
  • Gate handles
  • Warning sign

You can also add on an electric fence tester, gate handle insulators, solar panels and a range of other tools to help you with your fence, but none of them are essential.

Electric fencing can seem complicated, but we have years of experience and we can make it easy for you to design and install your electric fencing. We are only a phone call away and are happy to guide you through the process.

Simply give us a call, and we will help you establish exactly what you need for your electric fencing solution. We are friendly and experienced, with some of the most competitive prices in the industry – we ship worldwide – so give us a try!

Try one of our starter kits:


Equine Starter Kit Everything you need to get started. 126.00


Equine Starter Kit
Everything you need to get started.


Xtra Value Poultry Kit Everything you need to get started. 189.99


Xtra Value Poultry Kit
Everything you need to get started.

We also have sheep kits, goat kits, pig kits – and can help you build your own kit, with a few extras thrown in to get you started.

No question is silly – we’re here to help.

FarmCare UK: electric fencing specialist

01323 406212


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