When Joe the horse decided to use the family car as a scratching post, it inspired Bill Gallagher Senior to solve the problem by electrifying the car.
When Joe the horse decided to use the family car as a scratching post, it inspired Bill Gallagher Senior to solve the problem by electrifying the car. Joe got the message and the concept for the world’s first ever electric fence system was born.
That was back in the 1930s and that innovative drive remains at the heart of the culture. We’re an international company now, still pushing boundaries and creating ever more simple and effective electric fencing solutions that have made farm life easier.
Today, both permanent and portable electric fencing products are used all over the world.
Electric fencing is ideal for grazing or pasture management by containing animals on a selected area of pasture or crop. It also may be used to protect gardens and landscapes from animal damage.
” Electric fencing is safer, more effective, easier to install and cheaper than conventional fencing.”
Brural stocks a comprehensive range of Gallagher products to suit most applications.
A pulsed electric current is sent along the fence wire, about one pulse per second, from an energizer which is also connected to the ground.
When the animal touches the fence it completes the circuit between the fence and the ground and receives a short, sharp but safe shock.
The shock is sufficiently memorable that the animal never forgets.
Every electric fence system is made up of a power source (Energizer + earthing system) and a fencing system (conductors, insulators, strainers). Selection of these systems depends on the property size/fence length, fencing usage and animal type.
The Energizer is the heart of your fencing system, chosen and installed correctly it will provide effective animal control over long fence distances. There are two main types of Energizer that differ based on how they are powered.
Setting up a good earthing system is often overlooked but it’s critical. It’s how the power flows from the Energizer to the fence, through to the animal and back through the ground to the Energizer. Without good clean earth rods in sufficient size and number the ground connection doesn’t work and the shock will not reach the animal.
There are four main types of electric fence system:
Once the type of fence has been decided you will need to find out the best fence setup/configuration based on the animal you want to contain.
Note If you are fencing more than one type of animal, it is best to choose the set up recommended for the smallest animal – to ensure they can’t get under the bottom wire but care also needs to be taken for tall animals to make sure the fence is also sufficiently high.
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