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Question about electric fencing for pigs?

Posted by Agapefarmfhl California (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 21, 13 at 22:50

Hello, My wife and I are thinking about putting a few pigs out on my boss' property, We would bring in a lot of horse manure and wood chips for them to compost and then we would butcher them at the end of the year. I was wondering how much electric fence it would take to keep a pig enclosed? one wire 6" off ground? or 2 wires, one high and one low? any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Allen Lee

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RE: Question about electric fencing for pigs?

2 Wires is what we used back in 50's it work better inside net wire fence the electric wire keep off net wire. Hogs root all time and ground out bottom wire feeder and water need to be in center pin to much rough tumbling around water and feed. The bottom wire helps if barbwire in case current off still has some detainment Sharpe barbs.

RE: Question about electric fencing for pigs?

I used to raise hogs. It will take a HOT energizer. 14 joule plus. What kind of vegetation does the property have to feed these hogs? How big would they be in the start?

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