Farm Stray Voltage

Sometimes there are varying amounts of low level voltage that exists between the ground and electrically-grounded farm equipment such as metal stabling, feeders or milk pipelines.

If an animal touches a grounded metal object where these low voltages are found, a small electric current may pass through them. This voltage is known as "stray voltage" or "tingle voltage". These voltages usually present no harm to livestock.

Should you think you have a stray voltage issue that is affecting your livestock, please contact our Engineering team. You can also view our Stray Voltage Response Procedure for stray voltage inquiries.

You can also view our Frequently Asked Questions sheet to learn more about stray voltage and its potential impact on livestock.