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Electric Fenced Food Plot #7793978 04/03/20 07:28 AM
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Looking to plant some food plots on our new place. There aren't cattle yet but will be. We're looking at the Gallagher PORTABLE electric fence. It's basically kept together by posts that you step on to secure into the ground. From the videos it doesn't look insanely secure but apparently they keep the cattle out. Will pigs ignore the electric wire and knock over these posts? What have you guys done to keep cattle off of food plots?

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Good luck. I wish you well.

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T-posts or forget about it, cows could screw up an anvil

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T posts with minimum 2 hot wires, I would do 3 if you are going to have calves. We have used this solar charger with good success.

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We used the fiberglass electric fence post from Tractor Supply but in the past have used pieces of rebar for posts with plastic insulators. A solar fencer and had no problems with the cows.


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Do you lease or own, it will make a difference on the best route?

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Be sure and use a full length ground rod and put it in as deep as you possibly can (water is your friend). Also use a good grounding clamp to attach the ground wire coming off of the charger. The best charger in the world will not work good without a really good ground.

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once the pigs realize there is an electric fence, it will work very well, but if you get a sounder hauling the mail, they might run thru it the first few times. I second using t-posts, a very good ground rod and highest capacity charger you can afford.


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I've really never found a hot wire fence that worked for me.


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I have a lot of electric fence tape for sale, used once, last season


Electric Fence PolyTape: Six (656 foot each) rolls of 1" Fi Shock PolyTape; Two (656 foot each) rolls of 1" American Farm Works PolyTape; One (500 foot each) rolls of 1" American Farm Works PowerTape; One (500 foot each) roll of 2" PolyTape. All used once to protect a spring food plot from deer. Priced at 50% off, as rolls are in individual bags, rather than on the original factory spools. It is easy to untangle, as you are putting the fence up in the field. This is a cost effective way to protect a large area from wildlife or to temporarily coral horses or cows. $220

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Originally Posted by Old Rabbit
Be sure and use a full length ground rod and put it in as deep as you possibly can (water is your friend). Also use a good grounding clamp to attach the ground wire coming off of the charger. The best charger in the world will not work good without a really good ground.


This is a great point. We moved our charger location one time and cheaped out on the ground rods and it didn't work as good until we added all three full length rods to the mix like the instructions say to do!

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I have more hogs on my place then deer and after a few years of shooting them, I lost interest. It never ends and they constantly run off the deer. Couple years ago I ran a single hot wire about a foot off of the ground around my food plot. It's held in place with cheap plastic posts that sell at Atwoods for something like $2 each. Maybe once a year somethng will damage it and I have to put the wire back on the posts, but even when that's happened, I haven't seen any sign of hogs rooting up my food plot, eating my corn or on my game camera pictures. I feel it's been 100% effective at keeping the hogs out and allowing the deer to easily step over it.

I don't know anything about cattle.

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This is a plot I did last year. I had three different plots with fences and I couldn't tell that any hogs had got it.

https://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/7596431/re-soybean-plot#Post7596431

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Man that's awesome. Did you have cattle that were able to get into that area though? That's my main concern... if the cows can get to it I don't know if that fence would hold them up


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Originally Posted by EddieWalker
I have more hogs on my place then deer and after a few years of shooting them, I lost interest. It never ends and they constantly run off the deer. Couple years ago I ran a single hot wire about a foot off of the ground around my food plot. It's held in place with cheap plastic posts that sell at Atwoods for something like $2 each. Maybe once a year somethng will damage it and I have to put the wire back on the posts, but even when that's happened, I haven't seen any sign of hogs rooting up my food plot, eating my corn or on my game camera pictures. I feel it's been 100% effective at keeping the hogs out and allowing the deer to easily step over it.

I don't know anything about cattle.




So you believe that one hotwire just a foot off the ground held back the hogs at least? That's solid. I'm really needing a solution that'll keep out cattle as well that won't be thousands and thousands to install is all.


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Originally Posted by PoppaG22
Man that's awesome. Did you have cattle that were able to get into that area though? That's my main concern... if the cows can get to it I don't know if that fence would hold them up


We keep cows out of different areas with a single strand of wire. I dont think you will have any issues.

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we used to run a double wire hot fence around a small field, one about a foot high and the other about 3 foot high. Kept cattle and horse out of an area well ... wasn't in an area where there were hogs though.


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I have more hogs on my place then deer and after a few years of shooting them, I lost interest. It never ends and they constantly run off the deer. Couple years ago I ran a single hot wire about a foot off of the ground around my food plot. It's held in place with cheap plastic posts that sell at Atwoods for something like $2 each. Maybe once a year somethng will damage it and I have to put the wire back on the posts, but even when that's happened, I haven't seen any sign of hogs rooting up my food plot, eating my corn or on my game camera pictures. I feel it's been 100% effective at keeping the hogs out and allowing the deer to easily step over it.

I don't know anything about cattle.




So you believe that one hotwire just a foot off the ground held back the hogs at least? That's solid. I'm really needing a solution that'll keep out cattle as well that won't be thousands and thousands to install is all.


Yes. It's wire, not tape, because wire carries more electricity. My charger is rated at 2 Joules, and I've hit it twice myself. First time I touched it with my hand by mistake and it felt like my head was going to explode!!! Every joint felt it. Second time I wass carrying a T post and touched it by accident. My hands dropped the T post as my skull exploded. I had no control over my hands, it just happened.

Hogs are super sensitive to electricity. I have a pet pig that will not get close to the fence. I've heard coyotes after they have touched it and they keep screaming for at least ten minutes as they run away from the fence. Since I put the fence around the foot plot, I do not have a single picture of any hogs in there on my game camera, and the number of deer eating in my food plot has more then doubled. My corn lasts forever!!!! I do have tracks all around it, but none of them come right up to the fence.

I don't have any great pictures of the fence, but this shows the cheap white plastic posts that I used from Atwoods. The wire is a foot off of the ground, so deer can easily step over it, but the hogs hit it with their nose. At least, that's the theory I had when setting it up.

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