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Fences For The Farm

Fences may be used to protect or divide property, to improve its appearance, to confine animals, or to exclude animals. Whatever its purpose, one should plan a fence carefully. This is especially important on farms where fences represent a large investment and their location and arrangement may affect production efficiency. Permanent fences — those intended […]

7 common Fencing mistakes

  Here are seven of the most common errors in livestock fencing, and how to avoid them. Whether you’re an experienced hand or just learning the basics of wood, wire and tape, there’s always something more to learn when it comes to livestock fencing. Jim Gerrish, of American GrazingLands Services LLC, in May, Idaho, and Kevin Derynck, […]

Fencing For Cattle — Vet Tips

A sturdy fence and secure gates are necessary for cattle. Fences can be made of various materials including wood, barbed wire, woven wire, and electric wire. It is necessary that you compare prices of various outlets because prices can vary significantly. Many cattle owners find high tensile/electrical or woven wire or a combination of both […] […]

Acreage Guide and Table

The diagram below can be used to calculate the number of rods required to enclose fields of various sizes. These are suggested guidelines using the square area to be fenced.  http://www.redbrand.com/FenceBasics/AcreageGuideAndTable.aspx   1 rod = 16 1/2 ft. 10 rods = 165 ft. 20 rods = 330 ft. 1/4 mile = 1,320 ft. or 80 […]

Winter Electric Fence Solutions — On Pasture

The use of Electric Fence in the winter is fast becoming a solution for controlling livestock. Some use it for winter grazing practices, some use it to protect haystacks from both livestock and wildlife. Others use it for a quick fix all through the winter and early spring, not to mention using normal range fences.… via […]

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