My cows don’t like to break the rules. They respect the polywire even if it is lying on the ground, although that might have something to do with the 6-10 thousand volts we pump through it. If the fence charger goes flat they still sit inside their boundaries. If there ever is a fence down and they end up outside it doesn’t take much to get them back in – they know the rules and like to follow them.
There are rules on my side, too. I have to give them plenty of water and food. If ever one of those is lacking then they start to get fussy, walk around the perimeter and bellow.
Still, the polywire front fence does sometimes go down. This is because our cows have horns and the grass is greener on the other side of the polywire fence.
It doesn’t take much for one of those horns to catch on the wire. Now what we need to breed are cows with horns that conduct electricity.