Comments on: Pasture Pigs and Kencove Fence https://blog.kencove.com/pasture-pigs-and-kencove-fence/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Fri, 01 Mar 2019 18:01:45 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/pasture-pigs-and-kencove-fence/comment-page-1/#comment-224581 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:57:37 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=1472#comment-224581 Mike, our recommendation for a permanent enclosure, where you would house your pigs during the night, would be woven wire with electric wire offsets. You will want to run an offset at the bottom of the wire on the inside to keep the pigs from rooting under the fence. You will also want to run 2 hot wires on the outside of the woven wire. Depending on the predators in your area, you will vary the offsets on the outside about 6” from the bottom of the fence and the other at 18” from the bottom of the fence.
Kencove Electric Netting is great for rotational grazing and allowing your pigs to move through areas that you would not want a permanent fence. Although you can keep your pigs out in electric netting all day and night, if you have a heavy predator presence, it may be in the best interest to keep your pigs in a more sturdy enclosure during the night. For the most part, once pigs hit 40 to 50 pounds, they should be safe from most small and medium sized predators. The electric netting is designed to contain animals and exclude predators, however, it is not a permanent fence. If you have additional questions feel free to give our product specialists a call. We are more than happy to answer more in-depth questions. We can be reached at 1-800-536-2683.

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By: Mike Foate https://blog.kencove.com/pasture-pigs-and-kencove-fence/comment-page-1/#comment-224493 Sat, 01 Sep 2018 22:23:39 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=1472#comment-224493 Howdy, I know this is an old post but I wanted to ask…We have piglets we are trying to graduate to the pasture. Currently we have them in a pen with a house that we shut them in at night. We are concern about predation from animals like coyotes.

We would like to train them to electric wire. However, we are concerned about a predator getting over the wire and in with them at night. So, we thought maybe the netting might be a better choice.

Do you not worry about predation?
Can you give us your thoughts on the matter and at what size does a pig needs to be before predation might no longer be a concern?
Thank you, Mike

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