Rutland is known for electric fencing, and their reputation is established as a leader in the industry. Farmers, herders, all sorts of agricultural and rural property owners turn to them for their electric fencing needs. The range of products they sell, and the variety of uses these items fill makes Rutland a great source for anyone seeking to keep animals in or out of an area.
How do they Work?
Electric fences are effective barriers that use an electric shock to deter livestock from leaving a pen or crossing a boundary – or, keep predators out. The shock can range from a minor jolt to deter stock from leaning on fencing, to a painful shock if fencing’s intended to thwart predators. If Rutland Electric Fencing products are used to simply keep animals contained, the burst they get should merely make them back away from the fencing. Electric fencing is not cruel treatment. It actually protects livestock, crops and humans.
Rutland makes all of the necessary components for electric fencing, including energisers and their accessories; reels and mounting posts for wiring and fencing; insulators; fence posts; electric netting; high tensile wire, regular and barbed; and, complete fence kits. AVS supplies dozens of options, including warning signs, electric leads and clips, and all manner of fencing, wires, clamps and tensioners – the whole gamut.
As Rutland Electric Fencing produces some of the UK’s best electric fencing, it’s an honour for AVS Fencing Supplies to feature their quality goods. This is a good match, as AVS, the UK’s fencing, decking and landscaping products specialist, works with such market leaders to provide only the highest quality products to their customers.
The first thing you’ll be asked by any fencing purveyor like Rutland Electric Fencing, is “what’s the fencing’s intended use: temporary, semi-permanent or permanent?” The answer should detail your animal types, of course. Examples of temporary fencing use include moving animals from one area to another for strip grazing, or holding livestock such as horses or cattle while you build or repair permanent fencing, or train horses.
What to Choose
For temporary fencing less than a few hundred metres long, battery powered or solar battery power can be employed. You can use steel or plastic posts (or wooden ones) to hold single or multi wire fences. Other products used vary between poly wire, poly tape, poly rope or nets. It depends on the livestock you are holding, what predators you’re keeping out, etc. Energizers with 6-9-volt batteries are usually fine for these smaller systems.
Semi-permanent fences are typically used for up to two years, and might contain outdoor pigs, poultry or horses, or keep vermin from eating new crops. Wooden posts are often installed where these systems bend or have corners, and Rutland Electric Fencing suggests insulators designed for softwood posts if that’s your post choice. Mains-powered energisers (from a permanent electrical source) are best if available, or go up to a 12-volt system.
Permanent systems need solid fencing posts, probably made of Iroko or oak wood, firmly secured, especially at double-pulled corners. High quality insulators such as those made by Rutland Electric Fencing suggests must be used over long distances to hold the higher power needed to span long distances. Trimming is key around most electric fencing, to eliminate shorting out or ‘power leakage’ by grounding, which can drain needed power.
The material used depend on the animals: strength and thickness of wires, meshing, tapes and ropes will vary from bulls and cattle to sheep and goats and entail different needs for household pets. Check out the entire range of Rutland Electric Fencing – it’s breadth will jolt you!