University of Maryland Extension

Internal Fencing

The internal fencing showcase contains three different types of posts and three different types of electric fence rail products. All posts were set 12 ft apart. It is powered by a solar panel with a battery pack. There was no cost for installation because it was installed by farm staff.

2-Strand 1/4” electric rope with 4’ fiberglass step-in posts @ $0.36/linear ft

2-Strand 1/3” electric rope with 4’ fiberglass posts @ $0.41/linear ft


3-Strand 1 1/2” electric ribbon with 5’ plastic step-in posts @ $0.58/linear ft

Note: fenceline has 3 strands of electric tape as opposed to 2 like the others.

Fencing constructed of step-in posts and one strand of an electric rail product can be easily removed and reinstalled if needed. This type of fencing is good to use if you are considering making hay off one or more of your pastures.

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