I noticed while driving through the country side in west virgina and kentucky that most of the cattle are held in by woven wire fences. I know the cost of so much more with this type of fence that electric fence. Then I noticed that I was on the highway and the state is the one that installs all the fences along the major roads... Duh! your tax dollars pay for it. But it does work very well for along highways... Electric fence is better for paddocks and pastures closer to the farm. The cyclops brand of electric fence charger is very well made and a great choice for electric fence is tough conditions of the hills and valleys of kentucky and west virginia. Electric fence is a great option for cattle, horse, sheep, goats and most livestock.