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Essential Facts about Barbed Wire Fence

Barbed wire fence has been utilized by livestock owners and ranchers to protect their property and their animals. This type of fencing is made of distorted strands of wire with sharp burrs. A lot of&#...

Essential Facts about Barbed Wire Fence

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Barbed wire fence has been utilized by livestock owners and ranchers to protect their property and their animals. This type of fencing is made of distorted strands of wire with sharp burrs. A lot of livestock owners would use barbed wire fence and they have proven that this type of fencing is truly useful in discouraging cattle and livestock from battling the fence, in order to set free. The barbed wire fence is extremely sharp that it could pierce and hurt the skin of the animals, so they would refrain from trying to push against the fence to get loose. Since, the barbed wire fence could be damaging, most livestock would quickly learn to stay away from the barbed wire and maintain a safe distance. They would eventually stop pushing the wire. Now, aside from the animals, predators and even people can be dissuaded to enter in the area. If you fear that someone might attack your livestock during the night, or during the time that you are away from your house, you can depend on a barbed...

Cattle Panels – Various Types and Different Uses

There is a saying-”good fences make good neighbors”, and it is true, but good fence also provides much needed privacy if you chose the right fence panels. The panels for a fence are put...

Cattle Panels – Various Types and Different Uses

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There is a saying-”good fences make good neighbors”, and it is true, but good fence also provides much needed privacy if you chose the right fence panels. The panels for a fence are put together end-to-end in a typical ways for creating a barrier, and are the attached to fence posts for keeping them upright. In most of the cases, they are built using PVC or wood. They are available in various sizes, but are usually 6 or 8 feet tall, and about five feet wide. Mostly they are constructed for privacy. In some cases, they are constructed for keeping the animals in, and are known as cattle panels. Cattle panels are manufactured using metal and they rarely provide any privacy to the users. PVC fence panels are latest on the market and are manufactured from PVC material. They cost more than their wooden counterparts, but are quite sturdy and do not need any maintenance. They do not need any sealing or paining or any other maintenance. They are durable and do not rust. Even...

Electric Fence Installation

Note: This article is intended to provide basic information and overall guidance on electric fence installation. You should always consult your fence manufacturer’s instructions and take allR...

Electric Fence Installation

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Note: This article is intended to provide basic information and overall guidance on electric fence installation. You should always consult your fence manufacturer’s instructions and take all safety precautions before attempting to install an electric fence. If possible, consider using professional electric fence installation services and providers. As a livestock owner one requires a fencing solution that gives him/her assurance that livestock won’t stray out of their property. An electric fence offers this solution as when it is correctly installed it gives a mild electric shock that discourages livestock from going through it. Since we are dealing with electricity care has to be take as mishandling it comes with consequences. How it works An electric fence is a type of an open circuit, an electric charge flows through the wires at short intervals ranging between one and two seconds. When an animal touches the electric fence it completes the circuit and electric charge...

Cattle Fencing – Some Basic Types

When thinking about the type of cattle fencing to employ in your farm or ranch, there are several choices that you can make. Here’s a brief overview of the basic kinds of cattle fence that can&#...

Cattle Fencing – Some Basic Types

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When thinking about the type of cattle fencing to employ in your farm or ranch, there are several choices that you can make. Here’s a brief overview of the basic kinds of cattle fence that can work on most properties. High Tensile High tensile fencing is used on many ranches and farms. It is usually combined with electricity to produce an effective and economical method for cattle management. For cattle, only 2-3 of the strands need to be electrified for effective containment. Woven Wire Woven wire is a nice alternative to the sturdier and more expensive fencing types. It’s ideally suited for smaller breeds and is more than effective enough to contain calves and keep out predators and other wildlife. No electricity is needed for this fencing, which utilizes small gaps to keep animals out. Poly Coat Poly coat provides a highly visible fence and is often used for horses so that both horse and rider can easily see it. However, it’s also a viable option for cattle and...

Question about buying cattle?

Im planning on starting a small livestock farm? and first i was wonderin wat would be the best fencing? barbed wire.or electric? and also should i start out by buying a couple calves, or should i̷...

Question about buying cattle?

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Im planning on starting a small livestock farm? and first i was wonderin wat would be the best fencing? barbed wire.or electric? and also should i start out by buying a couple calves, or should i buy like cow and calf pairs or whats the best way?i plan on buying the cattle and then selling them later down the road for money and just keep doing this. Please help. thank you!!! Question about buying...

Alternatives to Barbed Wire Fencing

Barbed wire fencing is a staple of many ranches and cattle farms throughout the country. It is an incredibly common system used to define property boundaries and contain livestock of all types…....

Alternatives to Barbed Wire Fencing

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Barbed wire fencing is a staple of many ranches and cattle farms throughout the country. It is an incredibly common system used to define property boundaries and contain livestock of all types. It’s principal benefit on a ranch is that it provides substantial protection at a very efficient cost because much less material is used than in other fencing types. But barbed wire has its drawbacks. Typically, barbed wire is constructed of wire strands that are twisted together to form very sharp points. While they are incredibly effective as a deterrent, both for animals and people, barbed wire can be difficult to work with. It’s very easy to be injured by the barbs, particularly when constructing, repairing, or replacing the fencing. Animals can also be injured quite severely by the barbs, and of course the barbed wire can be a source of accidents for people as well, especially small children. People might be surprised to know that there are some affordable alternatives to...