Barbed wire/electric fence weaning

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northcreek

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I have a field that is crossed fenced with a decent barbed wire fence in place. I would like to add some strands of electric fence to it and try to fence line wean some calves. I was looking for suggestions on how many hot wires I need to add and at what height you would recommend. Thanks!
 

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northcreek":2lr9spui said:
I have a field that is crossed fenced with a decent barbed wire fence in place. I would like to add some strands of electric fence to it and try to fence line wean some calves. I was looking for suggestions on how many hot wires I need to add and at what height you would recommend. Thanks!

Trailer weaning then you don't have to worry about it :D Heifers I keep and wean i have 3 strands of electric fence wire thats hot
 

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I run poly rope, three hot and one ground. The newborn calves learn within a day to stay away, but the downside is that I have to keep an eye on them for that day as I usually have one or two that will go through the fence and need to be put back inside.
 

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