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Electric Fence Wire

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dt34715

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What size wire would you consider the best to use?
 

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Would not recommend an electric fence for a calf weaning lot. Weaning calves will spook easily and forget to respect an electric fence when that happens.
 

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I prefer Hi Tensile electric fence for new permanent fence. I use a lot of 14ga electric wire on the inside of preexisting fence.
 

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I use 12.5 gauge HT. For steel wire, the bigger size won't have as much voltage loss. It probably doesn't matter for a small pen though.
 

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weaned calves need room to run if they get spooked, i leave a couple cows with them to keep calmer, use 14 ga electric wire with barb on top so they can see it
 

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