Pasture fence solutions

The most important components

Permanent fence with 230 volt supply technology
Grafik Permanentzaun mit 230 Volt Versorgungstechnik
Mobile fence with 9 volt or 12 volt supply voltage
Grafik Mobilzaun mit 9 Volt oder 12 Volt Versorgungsspannung
AKO Weidezaungerät
Fence devices
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AKO Leitermaterial für Weidezäune
Conductor material
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AKO Isolatoren für Weidezäune
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Richtige Erdung für Weidezaun-Pfähle von AKO
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AKO Verbindungskabel
Connecting cable
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AKO Torsysteme für Weidezäune
Gate system
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AKO Sicherheitskomponenten für Weidezäune
Safety components
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The right pasture fence for my animals

AKO Weidezaun-Systeme für Pferde
Pasture fence for horses
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AKO Weidezaun-Systeme für Schafe
Pasture fence for sheep
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AKO Weidezaun-Systeme für Rinder
Pasture fence for cattle
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AKO Weidezaun-Systeme für Hühner
Pasture fence for poultry
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Legal regulations

In order to make electric pasture fences safe for livestock owners and farmers as well as their animals, but also for outsiders, there are various legal regulations and information sheets. Basically, fences must be installed in such a way that they do not pose an electrical hazard to people, animals or their surroundings. The basic standard on this subject is the safety standard of VDE 0667, VDE 0131 and DIN EN 60335-2-76, according to which it is necessary, for example, to mark an electric fence accordingly. It must be recognisable from a distance by appropriate warning signs that the pasture fence is electrified. This also applies to ensure optimal safety for walkers and visitors.

The VDE standards also provide helpful guidelines on the number of rows, distances between rows or conductor materials that can be used for fencing in the various animal species. Furthermore, risk areas are defined, i.e. at what distance from a motorway, for example, fences must be erected with which components. The recommended quantity and composition of the earthing or earth rods is also defined.

The fact that the electric fence must be checked daily at several points along the course of the fence to ensure that the minimum guard voltage has been reached is also specified here, as is the regular (e.g. weekly) inspection of the fence for mechanical integrity. In parallel to the safety standards, regional and animal-specific requirements (e.g. the DLG leaflets) must always be taken into account when building fences. At the municipal level, regulations and necessary approvals from the landscaping sector must be taken into account.


How to configure your pasture fence

Due to the variety of products and solutions, a pasture fence range is extensive and can seem confusing at first - but with a few steps and the AKO Fenceconfigurator , this becomes very easy.
Frau betrachtet den AKO Weidezaunrechner auf dem Tablet
Answer the following questions for yourself:

  • Which animals do I want to fence in or out?
  • What floor space should be fenced in?
    A sketch is helpful here!
  • How long should my fence stand?
    Permanent fences are robust and low-maintenance, but more expensive to build. They usually remain standing for 5-20 years. Mobile fences are intended for short or medium-term fencing. They are quickly erected and can be moved flexibly. They stand for a few days, months or years.
  • Which power source is used to operate my electric fence?
    Pasture fencing devices that are operated with 230 V from the mains socket are the best and safest choice when it is available. For flexible and mobile use in more remote areas, there are various rechargeable battery/battery and solar solutions to choose from.
Find out which matching components you need for the ideal fence and configure your fence from the perfect ladder material to the optimal gate solution in our pasture Fenceconfigurator!

Increasing safety

How to improve the safety around your pasture fence

Frau prüft mit einem Zaunprüfer ihren elektrischen Weidezaun
Fence tester
For daily checking at the fence whether the minimum guard voltage of 2,500 volts is available!
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Mann bringt ein Warnschild am elektrischen Weidezaun an
Warning sign
To inform third parties that electricity is flowing! Please attach the signs to the fence at regular, clearly visible intervals!
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Mann betrachtet die Ergebnisse der Zaun-Funktions-Kontrolle in der App von FenceControl
For monitoring and controlling your pasture fence system! Alarm message is sent to your mobile phone via push message!
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Gerät für Blitzschutz an einem Zaunpfahl installiert
Lightning protection
Protects your electric fence unit from overvoltage caused by lightning strikes to the fence system!
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Pasture fence assembly

How to install your pasture fence in 12 easy steps

Planung mit dem AKO-Weidezaunrechner
Planning and Procurement
Make a sketch of the planned fence. Configure the shopping list with the help of the Fenceconfigurator  and obtain all components from your warehouse.
Setzen der Eck- & Torpfähle
Setting the corner and gate posts
Corners and gates are subject to high tensile loads in the fence: set sturdier posts here than in the section.
Montage Eckspann-Isolatoren
Mounting the insulators
at corner and gate piles - here, too, more robust products should be used than in the track.
Einziehen & Spannen des Leitermaterials für einen Weidezaun
Pulling in and tensioning
of the top row of ladder material - this defines the course of the fence between the corner posts and gate posts.
Setzen der Streckenpfosten beim Weidezaun
Setting the fence posts
If the ground is very uneven, the distance between the posts should be shortened so that the fence follows the contours of the ground as closely as possible.
Montage der Isolatoren
Mounting insulators
on sectional piles - many solutions can be found here using various products: e.g. insulators for re-tensioning the conductor material or T-separations to start.
Einziehen und Spannen
der restlichen Leitermaterialreihen für einen elektrischen Weidezaun
Pulling in and tensioning
of the remaining rows of ladder material - distances to the floor line and to each other should be adjusted animal-specifically.
Installation des Torsystems für einen elektrischen Weidezaun
Installation of the gate system
Whether a rigid grazing gate or more flexible solutions: here, too, it is worth defining the best possible solution to make the fence and gate situation herd-proof.
Installation der Erdung
Installing the grounding
The best possible grounding is essential for the function of your electric fence: make sure you use good rustproof components, place it in moist soil and use the necessary length and number of ground rods.
Installation des Weidezaungerätes
Installation of the electric fence
You can find product-specific instructions under .
Installation von Verbindungskabeln für elektrische Weidezäune
Installation of connection cables 
Device to fence, device to ground rods and conductor material lines to each other: the various components for the electrification of the fence must be connected with the appropriate products.
Funktionstest des elektrischen Weidezauns mit FenceControl
Function test 
The minimum voltage required at the fence for your animal must be tested using a fence tester: many useful tips for troubleshooting can be found here .