Animal Farms & Parks

Animal Farms & Parks
Animal Farms & Parks
Animal Farms & Parks
Animal Farms & Parks
Animal Farms & Parks


The earlier generations of Gallaghers were farmers. And it was a typical farmer’s approach to solving farm problems that helped us lead the world into the electric fencing age. From the 1930’s we developed, on our own family farm, animal control systems to make farm work easier. Today we are known in over 130 countries.

Gallagher Power FenceTM Systems are recognised for decreasing costs and increasing profits for farmers throughout the world. Our economical and practical fencing provides increased efficiency in controlled grazing through subdivision. Increased stocking rates and fodder conservation are the prime contributors to better farm profits and farmers have reaped the benefits of upgrading non electric fences, fencing out wild animals and protecting both stock and pasture.


Animal Control
  • Keep domestic animals in.
  • Keep wild animals and vermin out.
  • Separate different groups of animals.
  • Allow rationing of crops and pastures.
  • Fence off eroding areas, trees, rivers
    and roads.

The Benefits of Power Fencing

  • Affordable.
  • Easily constructed and maintained.
  • Light weight and easily transported.
  • Durable because of low physical contact.
  • Easily modified.
  • Less animal hide and pelt damage.
  • Deterrent to trespassers and predators.Profitability
  • Increase milk and meat production with fresh, short, highly palatable pasture.
  • More subdivision ensures animal manure is spread more evenly over the
    whole grazing area.


A power fence is a psychological barrier that keeps farm animals in and wild animals and vermin out – even over long distances.

A pulsed electric current is sent along the fence wire, about one pulse per second, from an energizer which is grounded.

When the animal touches the fence it completes the circuit between the fence and the ground and receives a short, sharp but safe shock. The shock is sufficiently memorable that the animal never forgets. If the ground is very dry, the fence may require an earth return wire (see Figure 4.7(b)).

A power fence is a psychological barrier so doesn’t need great physical strength. However, it must be well designed and constructed to absorb some pressure from animals, snow and wind. The energizer must have enough power for the length offence and for the animals being controlled.