Goats (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB9733 & PB0081)

Fencing


16. Goats have a tendency to jump and clamber. Fencing should be strong enough and of sufficient height (at least 1.2m) to prevent them from escaping. It should be designed, constructed and maintained so as to avoid the risk of injury.

17. Electric fences should be so designed, installed and maintained that contact with them does not cause more than momentary discomfort to the goat. Electric mesh type fences are not suitable for horned goats and young kids.

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