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I have searched past posts on the topic as well as google and would like some more input. I will be starting to perimeter fence our sq forty future farm soon, I like the idea of multi strand high tensile wire. My BIL swears by it for cattle because it is a physical and mental barrier. For pigs would it still serve as a physical barrier if the lower wires were close enough? How close should the spacing be? It seems like if a pig can get his nose through he could make it through. I have read anywhere from 7-10 wires for hogs. I like that once the fence is up I could just pick which wires to electrify, easily covering all animals I may want to pasture. My next choice is high tensile woven wire with a couple strands of electric inside, not a bad option just seems like more messing around, maintenance, cost, etc.

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For our perimeter we have four wires but that is really for sheep. Field divisions three wires. Paddock divisions typically two wires. If may ages then more wires.

1) Train the pigs to electric fence.
2) Have what they need within the fence.
3) Use good visual delimiters along and just outside the fence.
4) Good strong energizers.
5) Test and walk frequently.
 
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