Electric fencing for sheep

Unlike many other animals, sheep can be outdoors almost all year round. This is one of the reasons why a safe sheep fence is very important.

It is important to set clear boundaries with a good sheep fence. The wool insulates and makes sheep more insensitive to electricity compared to other animals. Therefore, make sure you have a good fence so that your sheep can't escape.

Sheep are constantly on the move. If your sheep do not always graze in the same place, you can choose movable fencing. The two most common solutions for this are SmartFence and sheep netting.



What is electric fencing for sheep?

An electric fence is a barrier used to keep your animals safe and unwanted animals out of gardens and other landscapes you want to protect. Having an electric fence comes with many advantages. Electric fencing takes less time, effort and cost than traditional, non-electric fencing. Electric fencing is also ideal for grazing or pasture management as it contains animals on a selected area of pasture or crop. Check all the benefits of electric fencing.

Advantages of sheep fencing 

There are numerous advantages to having electric fencing for sheep. Electric fencing delivers a short, safe and memorable shock to create a psychological as well as a physical barrier. Animals remember and develop a respect for the fence, which also means less animal hide and pelt damage. This makes electric fencing safe for your animals and very reliable as well.
Electric fencing is also cheaper than wooden fencing, it lasts a lot longer than a traditional fence and stays in good condition. Besides that, electric fencing is quick and easy to build and to take down.

Types of fences for sheep

For sheep, Gallagher offers several sustainable and safe fences. A distinction is made between permanent and mobile fencing. You can also electrify an existing fence using distance insulators.

Permanent / High tensile fencing for sheep

A good current conductor, such as High Tensile wire, combined with a powerful Gallagher fence energiser, offers you the security you want. The bottom wire of a sheep fence is close to the ground, which means that growing vegetation is quite likely to touch the wire. That's why you need a powerful Gallagher fence energiser, as it will singe the grass once it is touched. As a result, there’ll be plenty of power on your fence. A High Tensile fence, combined with a Gallagher fence energiser, forms the perfect barrier for keeping sheep safely and securely in a field. It will work well for many years to come.
The unique permanent Insultimber fence for sheep has offered an unrivaled solution for more than 40 years.

Installing a high tensile sheep fence

Below you will find the products you need to set up a high-quality permanent sheep fence. With the compose your fencing module it is easy to calculate the complete fencing requirements for your animals.

  1. Insultimber corner post (017898)
  2. Gallagher fence energiser
  3. Insultimber intermdiate post (007601)
  4.  Insultimber batting (007618)
  5.  Aluminised wire (039999)
  6. Clips short (011056) 
  7. Clips long (101063)

Order your permanent sheep 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

SEK 1,490.00*
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

SEK 625.00*
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

SEK 9,449.00*
Gallagher SmartFence V2 - 10 posts, 4 wires and reels in one system (100m)
A revolutionary all in one, four wire, 100m, fully portable instant fence system. An ideal portable fence for sheep, goats and cows, it is so quick and easy to set up and is amazingly versatile - the Smart Fence V2 works just as well on rolling contour as it does on flat land. It can be used for break feeding, blocking broken fences, temporary paddocks, orchard grazing, tree/ baleage protection, dog control, temporary horse control at equine shows and so much more. Wire heights: - 90 cm - 50 cm - 30 cm - 15 cm

SEK 2,999.00*
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.

SEK 10,390.00*
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.

SEK 164.00*
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.

SEK 474.00*

Mobile fencing for sheep

Sheep are often housed on different areas of pasture during the year. Nets offer a solution here because they can be used anywhere and are easy to set up. With Gallagher's fencing nets you have the best and fastest solution for your mobile sheep fencing in house. Optimal guidance and available in different colours and sizes. Do you already know the SmartFence 2.0? The ideal replacement for the standard net. All-in-one system of poles, reels, and wires. It can be assembled and dismantled within 5 minutes!

SmartFence for sheep

SmartFence is the ideal mobile or temporary fence for sheep. SmartFence is an all-in-one system of posts, reels, and wires. It’s regarded as the perfect replacement of the standard net fence. It can be assembled and dismantled within five minutes. It’s easy to carry and store (use the corresponding SmartFence accessories for that purpose). The SmartFence consists of four wires and 10 posts, and is 100 metres long. The barrier can be erected in any required line, as the posts can be positioned anywhere, and the wires are adjustable in height. It’s also possible to connect multiple SmartFences. Combined with a Gallagher fence energiser connected to the SmartFence, your animals will remain safe.


Electric Netting for sheep

Gallagher also offers the classic fencing nets for sheep. These nets are often used as mobile sheep fencing and are easy to move around. Gallagher has a wide range of sheep nets, varying in length and with both double and single fixing pins. In addition, the nets have optimal conduction of current. And they are easy to connect to each other so that even larger areas of land can be deposited with ease. It is important that you also use an energiser for your sheep fence nets, to make sure that your sheep are safe and do not break out. Alternatively, you can use artificial stakes with Vidoflex electric fencing, in combination with reels.


Order your portable sheep fencing products here:

Combo net for sheep, reinforced, double pin, 105cm, reinforced, 50m
A complete fence net for sheep, with extra stability for use on rough, rocky terrain. The netting's vertical wires are reinforced so fence tension is retained even on uneven ground. The kit includes 14 single pin posts fitted to the netting. Dimensions: 50m (length) and 90cm (height). For extra length, simply attach more nets. Specifications: Type of use: sheep/goat Color netting: orange Resistance: 37 ohm/50 m Height (cm): 105 Length (m): 50 Weight (kg): 8,75

SEK 2,199.00*
Combo net for sheep, reinforced, single pin, 105 cm, reinforced, 50 m
A complete fence net for sheep, with extra stability for use on rough, rocky terrain. The netting's vertical wires are reinforced so fence tension is retained even on uneven ground. The kit includes 14 single pin posts fitted to the netting. Dimensions: 50m (length) and 105 cm (height). For extra length, simply attach more nets.

SEK 1,829.00*
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.

SEK 799.00*
Gallagher SmartFence V2 - 10 posts, 4 wires and reels in one system (100m)
A revolutionary all in one, four wire, 100m, fully portable instant fence system. An ideal portable fence for sheep, goats and cows, it is so quick and easy to set up and is amazingly versatile - the Smart Fence V2 works just as well on rolling contour as it does on flat land. It can be used for break feeding, blocking broken fences, temporary paddocks, orchard grazing, tree/ baleage protection, dog control, temporary horse control at equine shows and so much more. Wire heights: - 90 cm - 50 cm - 30 cm - 15 cm

SEK 2,999.00*
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.

SEK 1,159.00*
Hobby post (white, pack of 10)
This heavy duty, plastic fence post has multiple lugs for varying wire heights to suit all types of animals. The reinforced base provides extra stability for the post in the ground. The posts unique ‘twist & lock’ design ensures easy fence wire attachment and is suitable for cord, plastic wire and tape up to 20mm. Maximum fence wire height is 0.5 metre.

SEK 354.00*
Sheep net, white post, single pin, 90cm, 50m
Complete and user- friendly portable fencing netting for sheep and lambs. Also suitable as fencing near ditches so new- born lambs can stay in the pasture in complete safety. Length: 50m. Includes 14 posts with a single pin that are incorporated into the netting. Several nets are easy to connect together.

SEK 1,229.00*
Vidoflex 3 Powerline (terra, 100 metres)
Strong plastic wire for movable fences shorter than 500 metres. 6 stainless- steel wires and 3 x 6 polyethylene wires provide excellent conductivity. Vidoflex 3 wire has a 5-year UV warranty. Specifications Diameter mm: 2 No. of stainless steel wires: 6 No. of tinned copper wires: 0 Resistance ohm / meter: 6.8 Tensile strength kg: 47

SEK 170.00*

Existing fence for sheep

Do you have a non-electric fence you want to fit with an electric wire? Whether you have a wooden or mesh fence, Gallagher has a simple, effective solution: the Gallagher distance insulators. A simple, effective method for protecting your existing barrier or fence.

Our advice:

Do you want to electrify an existing fence or enclosure? Then use Gallagher's distance insulators:
  •  Effectively keeps sheep within an existing fence;
  •  Protect or improve an existing fence;
  •  Can be used in combination with tape, cord or plastic wire.
For the electrification of:
  •  Wooden fences ;
  •  Iron or concrete posts;
  •  Mesh fencing;

Order your distance insulators here:

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.

SEK 839.00*
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.

SEK 1,109.00*
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.

SEK 294.00*
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.

SEK 329.00*
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.

SEK 699.00*
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.

SEK 159.00*
Distance screw insulator XDI, (XDI offset insulator) curved (18cm, pack of 10)
A robust offset insulator (18cm, 10 pcs) used to protect and electrify non- electric wooden post fences. This cleverly designed offset insulator guarantees no shorting and features a handy orange wear indicator to show when the insulator should be replaced. The insulator is suitable for cord and plastic wire and sits 18cm from the post. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

SEK 194.00*
Distance screw insulator XDI, (XDI offset insulator) curved (18cm, pack of 100)
A robust offset insulator (18cm, 100 pcs) used to protect and electrify non- electric wooden post fences. This cleverly designed offset insulator guarantees no shorting and features a handy orange wear indicator to show when the insulator should be replaced. The insulator is suitable for cord and plastic wire and sits 18cm from the post. Comes with a 2- year product warranty.

SEK 1,499.00*
Live Tip Offset bolt-on insulator 26cm/M6 (20 pcs)
Gallagher Live Tip Offset bolt- on insulator 26cm/M6 The bolt in live tip insulator is the perfect solution for all heavy duty need. The live tip ensures that the insulator will also provide a shock to anny curious critter that dares touch it.being able to bolt straight through any existing posts or pannels regardless of material means you can electrify an excisting fence. An excellent solution for all heavy duty fencing recuirements.

SEK 1,879.00*
Offset Pinlock Insulator Black (pack of 25)
For electrifying existing or run down fences. Easy to fix. 30cm long. Large spark guard. Pin lock for easy installation and removal of wires.

SEK 839.00*

Which electric fence energizer is suitable for sheep?

Especially when it comes to sheep fencing, a power energiser is important. To ensure that your sheep fence is powered, you need a fence energiser. Gallagher has the best solutions for supplying sheep fences with power. There are various types of fence energisers, each suitable for a different situation.

When choosing an energiser, it is important to consider the length of the fence, the amount of vegetation in your meadow, whether or not 230V is available and whether the fence is single wire or multi-wire. All Gallagher energisers contain specifications on which you can base your choice of energiser. Gallagher also offers a wide range of energiser accessories and other tools for electric fencing.

How do you install an electric fence for sheep?

Correct installation of your sheep fence is essential to ensure a fence that lasts for years. When installing an electric sheep fence, there are various aspects to consider. A fence should consist of electric fence gates, fence posts, conductors and insulators suitable for your situation. You can choose to install the fence yourself, or contact one of our Gallagher specialists to find a dealer to install it for you. In addition, we offer a complete and clear overview with tips for installing sheep fencing.



How tall should a sheep fence be? 

The correct height of a sheep fence is very important. Gallagher has a wide range of 90cm high sheep nets that will ensure that your sheep always stay within your fence. Get to know all the information about the number of wires and the correct height of your fence.

How far apart do you put fence posts?

The recommended distance in between electric fence posts differs per fencing. For mobile fencing with Gallagher Smartfence, the distance is 10 meters. With permanent fencing, you make use of corner posts and intermediate posts. The intermediate posts are placed at a distance of 7 to 40 meters apart. The distance depends on the material used, the type of fence and the landscape. Check intermediate posts to make sure you use the right distances

Which fence posts should I use for sheep wire?

Posts are an essential part of any electric fence. Gallagher has a wide and diverse range of fence posts. We are happy to make sure your fence is complete with the right posts. Discover all about the electric fence posts suitable for your situation.

Sheep fencing: tailored advice

Would you like advice on which solution best suits your situation? We will be happy to give you tailored advice. Take our test here to see which fence best suits your situation!

SmartFence: set up in 5 minutes

SmartFence fence combines 10 poles, reels and 4 wires in one system. With SmartFence it is possible to set up a fence with a maximum length of 100 meters in any desired shape in a short period of time. The system is easy to set up, quick to break down, easy to carry and easy to store. If you need more length, you can connect several SmartFences together. Do you want to be able to set up and move your sheep fence quickly and easily? Then choose SmartFence, the ideal all-in-one solution for mobile sheep fencing. Energisers are not included by default. As a good alternative, you can also choose our reliable sheep nets. The nets can also be used as a boundary at locks so that the lambs cannot fall into them.

Fencing for other animals

It is essential to select a fence that fits the behaviour of your animal. Just as Gallagher can advise you on the right fence for your sheep, we are also happy to advise you on the right fence for your horses, cows, pigs or other animals.