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OUR MISSION

At Zareba®, our goal is to provide consumers with an unparalleled selection of electric fence supplies and accessories to properly protect their property and livestock.

ABOUT ZAREBA® SYSTEMS

Electric fencing was first used for livestock containment purposes in the 1930s, and has since become the best and most economical way to contain or keep out animals. Zareba® entered the market in 1941, and has since been developing its expertise in electric fencing to meet the needs of consumers with an array of products. Today, Zareba® is the largest and most comprehensive electric fence systems manufacturer in North America.

Formerly American FarmWorks, the company built its reputation on high quality, North American-made fence controllers and superior customer support and service. In 2001, the American FarmWorks division changed its name to Zareba®, which means a hedged or palisaded enclosure and was chosen to better reflect the company’s new domestic targets of non-farm customers, including hobby farmers and homeowners, as well as international markets.

Zareba expanded its product offering with the 2001 acquisition of North Central Plastics and its Red Snap'r® brand products. In April 2010, Woodstream Corp., which has had a presence in Canada for over 150 years, completed its merger with Zareba Systems, Inc. and, as a result, Zareba® became a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. In addition, American FarmWorks®, Red Snap’r® and Blitzer® also joined the Woodstream portfolio of brands.

In line with this great history, Zareba® works tirelessly to acquire new products to better serve the needs of customers around the world. It is with this commitment that we work to expand our presence, and continue building lasting relationships with many retailers and distributors throughout Canada.

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Zareba®10 Mile Solar Low Impedance Fence Charger – Use the sun's energy to deliver power up to 10 miles of an Electric Fencing System. With this charger, you won't have to worry about dead batteries or an electrical outlet connection.
  • Zareba®50 Mile AC Low Impedance Charger – This AC-Powered charger can be used for all types of electric fencing systems, including high tensile, polywire, and polytape. With its 50 mile range, the charger delivers safe, effective shocks to deter animals
  • Zareba®17 Gauge Aluminum Wire –Extend your electric fences with this durable, rust-proof aluminum wire. Suitable for use on all fence posts, this wire performs well even in adverse weather conditions.
  • Zareba® Digital Electric Fence Tester – Part of maintaining your electric fencing system is making sure that there aren't any breaks in the current. Use this digital electric fence tester to accurately measure the voltage of fence lines and chargers.

FAQS

Q: How does an electric fence work?

A: When an animal touches a fence wire, while simultaneously touching the earth, it creates an electrical path. The electricity then passes through the animal, into the soil and back to the ground rods, which are connected to the fence energizer. At that point, the circuit is complete and the animal instantly receives a corrective electrical shock.

Q: Do electric fences require more fence posts than other perimeter fencing?

A: Electric fencing usually uses fewer posts than conventional barbed or woven wire fencing, making it less expensive and easier to install. On average, posts are spaced 12 to 20 ft apart, depending on terrain and the animal being controlled.

Q: What fence line type is best for my needs?

A: Electric fence wire is responsible for carrying the electrical current from the fence energizer around the perimeter of the fence. Galvanized steel and aluminum wire carry electricity best. Polywire, polytape and polyrope have strands of conductive wire twisted or woven into the fabric and are ideal for electric fencing because of their ease of use, lightweight design and high visibility.

Q: Why do I need to install grounding?

A: Electric fencing systems only work when an animal creates an electrical path by touching the fence wire and the earth at the same time. Without properly installed grounding, this circuit can’t be completed. This is why birds can land on electric fencing without getting shocked.

Q: What fence line type is best for my needs?

A: Electric fence wire is responsible for carrying the electrical current from the fence energizer around the perimeter of the fence. Galvanized steel and aluminum wire carry electricity best. Polywire, polytape and polyrope have strands of conductive wire twisted or woven into the fabric and are ideal for electric fencing because of their ease of use, lightweight design and high visibility.

Q: Why do I need to install grounding?

A: Electric fencing systems only work when an animal creates an electrical path by touching the fence wire and the earth at the same time. Without properly installed grounding, this circuit can’t be completed. This is why birds can land on electric fencing without getting shocked.

Q: How can I ground an electric fence on dry or frozen ground?

A: In dry, sandy or frozen soil, a typical grounding system is insufficient because electricity cannot properly flow back to the fence energizer. To compensate, create a ground wire-return system with one fence wire carrying electricity back to the fence energizer’s ground terminal. Run the ground wire between hot/electrified wires and drive a 6-foot to 8-foot galvanized steel or copper rod every 1,300 feet. Regardless of the soil conditions, when the animal contacts the hot and ground wires simultaneously, they will feel a shock.

Q: What do insulators do?

A: Insulators isolate the electric fence’s wires to prevent shorting and electric current leakage, while also keeping the wires properly spaced. Select your insulators to fit the type of post and fence wire you are using. These insulators are available with various front ends to accommodate your selection of steelwire or polywire or polytape.