Greg Judy Talks Electric Fencing and Gates for Sheep and Cattle

In this 3:30 video, we visit the fence I built in 1999 that is still functioning as sheep pasture. It uses 4 strands of high-tensile, 12 guage, 180,000 psi wire set at 7, 13, 19, and 30 inches so that

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2 thoughts on “Greg Judy Talks Electric Fencing and Gates for Sheep and Cattle

  1. Thanks for showing us this fence and gate. What are you using for the electricity source and energizer? What about grounding system?

    Thanks,

    Emily

    1. We use plug-in chargers. Your plug-in chargers are simpler to operate with no need for a solar panel, battery, etc. The brands we use are Cyclops and Stafix.

      Our grounding system is made up of 6′ galvanized ground rods spaced 10′ apart using galvanized clamps to fasten to ground rods.

      We also use hi-tensile 12 gauge wire to fasten all ground rods in series with each other. With 16 Joule and under chargers we use 4 ground rods. All the larger 18-35 joule chargers we use 10 ground rods.

      If you have access to the north side of a building that has a drip line from the roof, this is an ideal spot for your ground rods. Leave 2″ sticking out of the ground to fasten clamps to.

      Areas around ponds make good grounding fields as well. If your fencer is not shocking animals that touch it, usually it points back to an inefficient ground.

      Under an electric fence is also an area that is out of the way where you will not be driving over them or mowing them off!

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