Game farm electric fences offer a highly effective manner of limiting the movement of game species and predators alike, and the challenge lies in finding a design that is simple and cost-effective, yet has the ability to reduce the number of undesirable incidents occurring on fence-lines. Electric fence designs should not be chosen only to save money because then you could have problems with inferior materials and poor construction.

The objective of game farm electric fences must be clearly defined before any consideration is given to its detailed specification, so you need to know about –

  • The species of animal to be managed and its capability to scale, burrow or force its way through a fence.
  • The pressure on the fence when animals are trying to get to the other side.
  • The length of time the fence is required.

Game farm electric fences must have their conducting wires totally insulated and effectively isolated from the ground. The fence structure must be of sufficient strength and capacity to deliver an electric shock sensation to the animal when touched. The degree of shock sensation experienced is related to the level of the current which  passes through the animal’s body and the time it takes: the higher the current and the longer it takes to pass through, the greater the shock sensation.

By adjusting the number and height of the wires, by selecting the appropriate spacing, by adjusting the current etc, one can achieve a specific design that will meet the behavioural pattern of the species. Game farm electric fences are similar to cattle fences with typically 19 wires, alternatively live and earth wires. Big game fences have 24 wires, 2400mm high.

From the field to the marketplace, if you need to fence, the selection of fencing can be critical for wildlife, but Tandem is committed to providing the best products and services to game reserves to help you achieve wild life management success.