Electric Fence Posts

Electric fence posts come in a wide range to meet all sorts of requirements. Electric fence posts are available in forms to take care of virtually all temporary, semi-permanent and permanent electrified fencing requirements. Some farmers and livestock producers want the higher quality grades of electric fence posts available on the market.electric fence posts

Like with our other farm endeavors, my family chose to be frugal whenever possible. We would often use metal and wooden fence posts in the same fence line. We even pulled electric fence lines from tree to tree, by anchoring insulators in those trees.

Electric fence posts are manufactured from wood, metal, or high grade plastic. The wooden and metal posts will require insulators to prepare your fence lines for stringing the wire. Plastic posts are already insulated because they are plastic. They are already insulated and they incorporate cradles, slots or holes, guides, to support the electric fence wire at fixed heights as needed by the livestock needs.

My family usually positioned fence posts on new electric fence at distances between 15 feet and 21 feet apart. However, the higher the tension on electric fencing and the better the shelter of the fence from the elements will allow farmers to increase this distance between the electric fence posts. Consequently, in rough and exposed terrain the opposite can be true.

One of the facts I found as true in both electric and barb wire fencing was that it is important to have secure corners on a fence line. This means that the better that posts are anchored at the beginning, the corners and end of the fence line, the better shape the fence will be in overall. This will help save money in terms of the allowing for greater fence post separation distances. Generally speaking, the use of plastic fence posts for fence corners, or at the actual end of the fence itself is not recommended.