Electric fencing for cattle and dairy cows

 Electric fencing for cattle and dairy cows is a safe, economical and long lasting alternative to non-electric and dangerous barbed wire fencing, which can damage the animals' skin or - even worse - the udder. For good grazing fencing needs special attention. Gallagher offer a full range of electric fence options for cows and cattle. Select from permanent (high tensile) or portable fence systems or an offset fence which allows electrification of existing fences.

Types of fences for cattle and cows

  •  High Tensile for cattle: Professional high tensile fence for your dairy farm for permanent cow fence. 
  •  Mobile fence for cattle:  Mobile or easily movable fence for cows, ideal for grassland management or strip grazing. 
  •  Electrifying existing fence for cattle: Easily electrify an existing mesh or wood fence with spacer insulators.

High tensile fencing for cattle

 Are you looking for a professional permanent enclosure for cattle farming? Then use High Tensile fence. A Gallagher High Tensile fence offers plenty of advantages. For a safe, permanent, dairy cattle barrier, a two-wire system will suffice. For beef cattle with calves, a three-wire system is the right solution. Gallagher recommends a distance between posts of 15 metres in each case. Combined with recommended accessories, Gallagher fence can easily last for 25 years.

 Our advice:
  •  A 10-year product warranty on all products;
  •  It will last for up to 25 years;
  •  Larger distance between posts of 15 metres, up to a maximum of 20 metres, is possible with a two-wire system;
  •  Can be stretched tightly with tensioners and tension springs (stainless steel, in accordance with Gallagher standard);
  •  Use tension springs to deal with temperature fluctuations (shrinkage and expansion);
  •  Maintenance free and extremely hard-wearing;

Installing a permanent cow fence

On the right you will find the products you need to set up a high-quality permanent cow fence.

  1. Gallagher fence energizer
  2. Fence wire
  3. Electrified gate
  4. Insultimber corner post
  5. Eco post
  6.  Corner insulator S
  7. Clips short
  8. Tension spring
  9. Wire clip
  10. Wire tensioner
  11.  Ground cable

Order your permanent cattle fencing products here:

ElectroMax fence wire (2.65mm) (approx. 600 metres)
Electromax fence wire is suitable for all types of permanent fencing, especially for areas were improved conductivity is essential for fence performance and monitoring. ElectroMax is 15% more conductive than standard 2.5mm aluminium- coated wire, and its superior power performance carries further while effectively managing shorts. The patented zinc- alu coating protects the wire and ensures 3x times longer life than standard wire. Specifications - Diameter mm: 2.65 - Resistance ohm / meter: 0.0297 - Tensile strength kg: 550

€149.00*
Gallagher Insulated Line Post 1,90m (4)
Gallagher LinePost (1,90m), unique and durable design and extremely suitable for permanent fencing. Full self- insulating and extremely quick and easy to set up. The conductor can be attached to various pre- shaped positions on the post with LinePost Clips that are available separately. The unique and durable benefits of this post are achieved by combining a fibreglass core with a UV- protected polyethylene exterior. Product warranty: 10 years. Lifespan: 25 years or more! The maximum wire height is 1.35m. Read everything about the insulated Line Post here

€59.95*
7 years warranty
Gallagher S400 solar fence energiser incl. 2 batteries (2x 12 V - 7,2 Ah)
The S400 is the strongest solar energiser in the market. With the 40 Watt solar panel, the S400 can power fencing of up to 30km. Even after one week without direct sunlight, the energiser still has enough power to put enough voltage on your fencing. The S400 is extremely suitable for temporary fencing that covers a reasonably large area. It means you have enough voltage on your fencing, without needing a socket nearby! Specifications: - Maximum output voltage (V): 9800 - Charging energy (J): 4.0 - Maximum impulse energy (J): 3.0 - Solar panel (Watt): 40 - Number of earthing rods required: 4 x 1 m - No vegetation (km) (recommended): 30 - Light vegetation (km) (recommended): 16 - Dense vegetation (km) (recommended): 7 - Fence surface (ha) (recommended): 16

€899.00*
Insultimber (FSC®) corner post (10.0 x 10.0cm - 2.50 metres) (pack of 10)
Self- insulated Timber (FSC®) for permanent fencing. Up to 70% more cost effective than traditional non- electric fencing. No insulators required. Insultimber (FSC®) does not require chemical treatment.

€1,049.00*
Insultimber (FSC®) Intermediate Post (3.8 x 3.8cm - 1.50 metres)
These self- insulated, maintenance- free wooden posts are a cost effective option for permanent fencing. No insulators are required. Insultimber (FSC®) posts also have 3x longer life than standard wooden posts, and have an FSC® hallmark and a 10 year guarantee.

€17.95*
Insultimber (FSC®) main fence post (4.0 x 8.0cm - 2.00 metres)
These self- insulated, maintenance- free wooden posts are a cost effective option for permanent fencing. No insulators are required. Insultimber (FSC®) posts also have 3x longer life than standard wooden posts, and have an FSC® hallmark and a 10 year guarantee.

€35.95*

Mobile fence for cattle

 A mobile fence is ideal as a temporary or easily movable fence. Very suitable for dividing meadows into several parcels. The movable solution is very good to use in combination with many forms of ration grazing. By applying ration grazing, you are able to get more yield from your grassland. Gallagher offers several solutions for this, such as the ring top post and the grid spider.

Types of mobile fences for cattle


Strip grazing for cows

Stripgrazing is a form of grass management in which cows feed on growing grass and herbs. For ration grazing with dairy cattle we recommend the unique strip grazing system. This system consists of grid spiders, with which you can easily give your dairy cattle a new strip of fresh grass. The grid spiders roll over the land like a spider. The dairy cattle get a fresh strip of grass every day and the grazing of your land is optimal.

Ring Top Pole

The best-known system consists of lightweight plastic poles and plastic wire. The plastic posts are equipped with the unique Twist & Lock system. This makes it easy to attach the wire to the post and the wire remains in the holder. Perfect for mobile fencing. The fence can be erected and/or dismantled in one go.


Mobile fence for cows and sheep at the same time

 If you have several species of different withers together or next to each other in the meadow. Then the multi wire ring top pole is the best solution. It is equipped with 3 extra insulators, so that several wires can be stretched at different heights. The insulators can easily be clicked at the desired height, which means that with one post you have an immediate fence for cows and sheep, for example.


Order all products for your mobile cow fence here:

Fence spider (Tumblewheel) (pack of 5)
Move an entire fence within minutes using tumblewheels. The strip grazing system, saves time and is easy to use and leads to reduced grazing cycles and higher yields. Maximum fence height: 0.78m.

€529.00*
Gallagher Multi Wire Ring Top Post White 1,10 m (10)
The Multi-wire Ring Top post has several movable insulators, making it easy to put up fencing at the required height.These fencing posts are also extremely suitable for fencing pastures with animals of different heights. The post has a patented top insulator that prevents the wire from wearing through. With a sturdy foot plate, making the post easy to put up. The double ground pin makes the post extra stable after ramming it in.

€82.95*
Geared reel (500 meters)
Equipped with an accelerator mechanism, so the drum rotates three times faster compared to a standard reel for fast spooling. Carry handle with knuckle guard to protect hands. Locking ratchet. Long crank arm for better leverage. Wire loop for connecting power to wire/tape. Holds up to 500 metres of polywire or 200 metres of tape. Attachable to Reel Stand.

€104.95*
Reel corner post (3 reels / 3 insulators)
Rust resistant steel, tread- in post (1.25m) for holding three reels for strip grazing and temporary fencing. A support bracket can be purchased separately, for added stability. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

€27.95*
Ring top post (1.00 metre, pack of 10)
The Ring Top Post is the most popular option for dairy and cattle portable fences. With a head that won't wear through, a strong footplate that won't bend under pressure and a design that reduces tangling, this post combines more strength with less frustration. Maximum fence height is 0.80 metre.

€52.95*
Vario post (pack of 10)
This heavy duty, plastic fence post has multiple lug positions for varying wire heights to suit all types of animals. The vario posts unique ‘twist & lock’ design ensures easy fence wire attachment and is suitable for plastic wire and tape up to 20mm. Maximum fence wire height is 0.85 metre.

€37.95*
Vario Post 1,00m (pack of 10)
Very sturdy and durable plastic post 1.00m high, terra with 9 numbered lugs designed for virtually all kinds of animals. Suitable for all sorts of (poly)wire and tape up to 20mm. The unique twist ‘n lock system guarantees a simple and secure attachment of the conductors with a maximum wire height of 0.85m.

€41.95*

Existing fence for cattle

Do you not need a completely new fence, but would like to electrify an existing enclosure made from, for example, mesh or wood? Then use the Gallagher distance insulators. It is a quick and effective way to electrify an existing fence.

 Our advice
  •  Effectively keep cattle within an existing fence;
  •  Protects an existing fence;
  •  Can be used with tape, cord or plastic wire;
  •  Suitable for the electrification of woden, iron, concrete or mesh fences

Shop Distance insulators:

Distance insulator (Live tip offset) (160mm, pack of 20)
With an electrified tip and zero power leakage through the post, Live Tip Offsets are an effective, durable option for protecting existing fences. The offset has no protruding parts so reduces animal injury and the live tip discourages animals from rubbing - prolonging the life of the offset and the fence. Comes with a 10- year product warranty.

€68.95*
Distance insulator (Live tip offset) (260mm, pack of 20)
With an electrified tip and zero power leakage through the post, Live Tip Offsets are an effective, durable option for protecting existing fences. The offset has no protruding parts so reduces animal injury and the live tip discourages animals from rubbing - prolonging the life of the offset and the fence. Comes with a 10- year product warranty.

€79.25*
Distance insulator (mesh, 32cm, pack of 25)
For protecting and electrifying chain link netting or mesh. The galvanised brackets can be fitted easily to any type of netting. The Pinlock insulator (supplied) makes fitting and removing an electrified wire easy. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

€95.45*
Distance insulator, metal (Offset bolt-on insulator) (M6, pack of 10)
An offset bolt- on insulator used to protect and electrify non- electric, concrete or iron post fences. The insulator is suitable for cord and plastic wire (up to 9mm) and sits 20cm from the post. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

€26.95*
Distance insulator, pigtail (pigtail offset) (terra, 17.5cm, pack of 10)
A popular option for electrifying non- electric, wooden post fences. These offsets can be used with tape or cord and are installed by driving into a pre- drilled hole and stapling to the wooden post. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

€28.45*
Distance insulator, pigtail (pigtail offset) (terra, 40cm, pack of 10)
A popular option for electrifying non- electric, wooden post fences. These offsets can be used with tape or cord and are installed by driving into a pre- drilled hole and stapling to the wooden post. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

€32.45*
Distance insulator, pigtail (pigtail offset) (white, 17.5cm, pack of 10)
A popular option for electrifying non- electric, wooden post fences. These offsets can be used with tape or cord and are installed by driving into a pre- drilled hole and stapling to the wooden post. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

€28.45*
Distance insulator, pigtail (pigtail offset) (white, 40cm, pack of 10)
A popular option for electrifying non- electric, wooden post fences. These offsets can be used with tape or cord and are installed by driving into a pre- drilled hole and stapling to the wooden post. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

€32.45*
Distance screw insulator XDI ((XDI offset screw-in insulator) wood, 10cm, pack of 100)
A robust offset screw- in insulator for wooden post fences - used to protect and electrify non- electric fences. This cleverly designed offset insulator guarantees no shorts and features a handy orange wear indicator to show when the insulator should be replaced. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

€74.95*
Distance screw insulator XDI ((XDI offset screw-in insulator) wood, 10cm, pack of 20)
A robust offset screw- in insulator for wooden post fences - used to protect and electrify non- electric fences. This cleverly designed offset insulator guarantees no shorts and features a handy orange wear indicator to show when the insulator should be replaced. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

€16.95*