An integral part of agriculture, fencing keeps the animals in or out of an area, which is important for their safety and welfare. This is also true for the safety of livestock owners. Fences can be made up of different materials, mostly wire, metal panels, wood, stranded cable, and pipe.
In this blog, we will discuss some keys in fencing. What are the questions that come to mind when building an agricultural fence?
What is the purpose of the fence? First, be clear about your objectives. Fencing is designed to keep animals in and to keep predators out. Protection and confinement are the most obvious reasons, but fencing needs for various types of livestock also vary widely.
Where to begin? Whether you’re installing a fence around your farm for the first time or replacing an old, worn-out fence, it makes sense to plan before you build. Fencing location and arrangement will likely affect production efficiency.
How to select the proper fence? You’ll need to select a fence that is easy to maintain, and durable. The kinds of fences commonly used include woven wire, barbed wire, high-tensile, board, electric or a combination of any of these.
What design to choose? Posts and barriers are the two major components of fencing systems. There are many types of fences to choose from, with barbed wire and woven wire fences as the most popular ones. Cable, mesh wire, board, and high-tensile fences are also some of the more preferable ones. Electric fencing is widely and successfully used these days for their effectivity and safety.
Materials and Equipment
Metal Warehouse Inc., the leader in the steel industry for manufacturing quality metal products and metal supplies, can provide all your fencing needs, from steel posts to wires and other materials.
Here at Metal Warehouse, we offer OK Brand fencing products for a complete line of agricultural fencing options, such as Livestock Panels, Barbed Wire, Field Fencing and Utility Fabric that meet or exceed industry standards. We also offer the complete line of Max-Tight Field Fence.
Come by Metal Warehouse to see our great fencing products, metal building components, and better customer service. For more information, please contact us at (903) 465-6699 today.