Containing Livestock - Pigs
Zareba’s electric fence systems for pigs are superior to barbed and woven wire fences, as the short, safe pulse of electricity creates a psychological barrier that trains animals to avoid the fence. They are effective, reliable and affordable, and require minimal maintenance.
Zareba has fence systems for beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs.
Shop Chargers for Pigs »
Electric Fences for Pigs
Pigs are easy to control with electric fencing as they have very little hair and large, wet noses. Intelligent animals, pigs quickly learn to respect and avoid an electric fence.
Pigs tend to root, requiring that the lowest fence wire start six inches or less from the ground. The next wires should be closely spaced at even intervals up to the height of the pig’s nose. We recommend the 3-wire spacing minimum for pigs.
To safely contain pigs, you need a fence charger that maintains a minimum of 2,000 volts on the fence line. Voltage levels are impacted by vegetation on the fence line, length of fence and type of wire.
With fence wires close to the ground, a low impedance fence charger is recommended to overcome weeds
Mud will insulate pigs from electric shock – a low-impedance fence charger is recommended to penetrate the mud
Piglets kept with your pigs require wires spaced closer together and lower to the ground than pigs alone
Note: If pigs get their heads between fence wires and receive a shock behind the eyes instead of in front of them, they tend to push into the fence rather than pull out. Proper wire spacing (a hot wire at the animal’s shoulder height) is important to safely contain your pigs.
Electric Wire for Pigs »
Zareba® has the electric fence part you need to contain your livestock, pigs and pets. We have everything from electric fence kits to high tensile fence accessories.