The pigtail post spacing for electric fencing depends on what animals you want to keep in or out. it need more lines for the small animal than larger, large animals like cattle or horses. it need more lines positioned to maximize contact with the animal’s nose, and to ensure it can’t jump over the electric fence barrier.
Below are some guides explaining pigtail post spacings for various animals.
for cattle, you can use just a single line at around 90cm from the ground. However, it need at least 2 lines to keep young calves in when herding.
Temporary pigtail post spacing for Cattle
the pigs can be controlled with just 2 lines of wire. However, it need at least 3 lines for piglets, because the piglets are small.
Temporary pigtail post spacing for Pigs
more lines is required to ensure the sheep get a shock where they touch it. it need at least 3 lines for temporary electric fencing.
Temporary pigtail post spacing for Sheep