Wolves are spreading in Europe, and as they are protected, sheep and other domestic animals must be protected with effective fencing.

Wolves are known for both jumping over and digging under traditional wire fences, both electric  and wire fences without power.

A peaceful coexistence between wolves and humans requires practical and economically viable solutions to protect domestic animals from wolf attacks.

Predators

Problems with wolves, bears, lynx and foxes have led to several countries today successfully testing and using RubberGuard Wire to keep predators away from domestic animals

How can RubberGuard Wire help keeping predators out?



On existing wire fences, RubberGuard Wire can advantageously be placed as one or 2 wires above the ordinary wire fence, and on the outside, RubberGuard Wire is placed outside the fence close to the ground, so that the wolf gets a shock if it tries to dig under the fence.

The location close to the ground is possible, as RubberGuard Wire does not lose tension when the vegetation grows up around the fence, as happens with ordinary electric wire fences.

However, it is better to use RubberGuard Wire for all the wires in the fence, as it has a much longer lifespan than ordinary steel wire fences.

RubberGuard Wire is easily mounted on ordinary isolators for electric fences. The long service life, the low maintenance requirement - as the vegetation under teh wire does not have to be cut - and the possibility of rewinding the wire for recycling to another fold, make RubberGuard Wire the more efficient and economical solution for keeping sheep / livestock.

Cooperation with national authorities

RubberGuard has in collaboration with authorities in Denmark, Sweden and Germany tested RubberGuard Fencing:

In Denmark: Aalborg University and Ree Park. The results of this are i.a. referenced in Aktuel Naturvidenskab, Århus Stiftstidende and TV2MidtVest.

In Sweden: Several County Administrative Boards and the University of Agriculture, SLU, in Uppsala.

In Germany: Landesschafzuchtverband Baden-Württemberg and Landesamt für Landwirtschaft, Schleswig-Holstein and NABU-Naturschutzstation Münsterland.

WOLF FENCING

THAT WORKS

How high and powerful should an electric fence be to protect domestic animals from wolves? That has been the subject for a thesis study at Aalborg Uviversity

Aalborg University, experiment and thesis study.




“Our experiments show that the setup with this conductive rubber wire 20 cm above and below the traditional sheep fence, respectively, is a far better protection against wolves than the traditional fence alone. We recommend a fence height of 115-145 cm as a more effective fence against wolves ", is the conclusion of the report.

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