We have been using electric fence WIRE for three years now and it works well. so well we can just put wire up, unpowered, and they respect it. I have found keeping the top wire at nose height is most effective we only use a second lower wire when we have young lambs. If the fence is to low it will lose effective power through touching grass especialy when wet.
Sent from Yahoo! Mail for Windows 8 From: Tiana Franklin<tian...@gmail.com> Sent: Fri, 17-Jul-2015 at 8:24 AM To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [Blackbelly] fencing for blackbelly sheep I recently purchased some electric fence and the first strand starts at 7"above the ground and I have one sheep that will take the shock and justslip right under it which shows the rest how to escape so I have had to getcreative to stop her. Now I do feel she is a special case because she is myescape artist so other sheep may not be as bad but because of it I wouldrecommend the lowest strand to start at 3" from the bottom.TianaOn Jul 16, 2015 12:13 PM, "Carol J. Elkins" <celk...@awrittenword.com>wrote:> I often receive calls from people wanting to know what type of fencing is> best for blackbelly sheep. I always tell them that 2x4 or 4x4 48-in.-high> field fencing is preferred. But sometimes they ask what I think about 5-6> strand electric wire or tape. I have no experience with this type of> fencing but have read that it isn't good for sheep. That may be true for> wooled sheep, but I thought I'd ask you guys if it works for hair sheep.> For those who use this type of fencing, what has been your experience?>> Carol>> _______________________________________________> This message is from the Blackbelly mailing list> Visit the list's homepage at %http://www.blackbellysheep.info>_______________________________________________This message is from the Blackbelly mailing listVisit the list's homepage at %http://www.blackbellysheep.info _______________________________________________ This message is from the Blackbelly mailing list Visit the list's homepage at %http://www.blackbellysheep.info