A well designed, constructed and maintained feral pig exclusion fence can provide an effective first line of defense against feral pigs and other invasive species.
Feral pigs cause environmental and agricultural damage, spread weeds and can transmit disease.
Excluding pigs from areas using exclusion fencing can be a very effective method of reducing the economic and environmental impacts of feral pigs on your property.
Feral pigs are highly intelligent and capable of adapting their behaviours to live in a wide range of habitats and situations.
Pigs will push through fences, usually enlarging an existing gap under the bottom wire; these holes are then used by other animals.
Electrification has been shown to significantly reduce the number of feral pigs crossing fences by “educating” pigs to associate touching the fence with receiving an unpleasant shock.
A Westonfence™ plain wire fence with every second wire electrified has been successfully used by many producers in their endeavours to exclude feral pigs.
The main advantages of plain wire electric fencing includes:
Our range of exclusion fences have evolved through experience and understanding of animal behaviour.
The Westonfence™ D10 is ideal for excluding specific invasive species such as feral pigs, kangaroos and wild dogs.
As with all Westonfence™ Droppers … wires are spaced closer together “down low” at the main point of impact to prevent animals trying to push through the fence.
Every second wire is electrified to create a strong, electrified barrier that’ll “sting” any animal trying to push through.
We recommend placing the steel posts at 10m apart with droppers at 3.3m spacings.
Check your electric fence regularly to make sure it is working correctly and spray vegetation along the fence line as necessary to ensure the fence is performing to its optimal level.
Remember, electric fencing provides a physical and psychological barrier that relies on feral pigs learning that touching the fence is a painful experience.
A good all-round multispecies exclusion fence suitable for excluding wild dogs, feral pigs and kangaroos
Westonfence™ D10 = 10 Wire: 4 x Live + 6 x Earth
An alternative for feral pig exclusion uses the Westonfence™ 8 Line which is a combination of D7 & D8 Droppers.
Again, every second wire is electrified to create a strong, electrified barrier, and placing the steel posts at 10m apart with droppers at 3.3m spacings.
And of course, regular checks and maintenance are key to ensuring total exclusion from native and invasive species. However, maintenance is minimal with the Westonfence™ system compared to other fencing systems.
Westonfence™ has a range of options available for securing your external perimeter.
The Westonfence™ system is adaptable to suit your specific farming enterprise depending on what you’re trying to keep in … and the invasive species you need to keep out.
For more information, alternative designs or quote, please get in touch.
Suitable for containing livestock and general exclusion
Westonfence™ 8 Line = 8 Wire: 3 x Live + 5 x Earth
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