Secure fencing of sheep / livestock

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

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.

How can RubberGuard Wire help keeping predators out from enclosures ?

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 wire, 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 wire isolators for electric fences.

The long life, the low maintenance requirement - as the vegetation does not have to be kept under the fence - and the possibility of rewinding the wire for recycling to another fold, make RubberGuard Wire the more efficient and economical solution for keeping sheep / pets safe.

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 these tests are referred to 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.



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, experiments and thesis study

The wolves can get both under and over the wolf fences, which just have to keep the wolves away. At least if you build according to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency's recommendations with a height of 90-100 centimeters and with low voltage. This is shown by the experiment and thesis study that the researchers from Aalborg University conducted with Ree Park's wolves in Djursland. The wolves' forcing of the fence has been documented with a number of pictures, where the wolves easily both jump over and go under the fence.

“Our experiments show that the setup with this conductive rubber wire, 20 cm above ground and below the traditional sheep fence, is a much 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 ", the report reads.