Safe, reliable, and effective fencing is crucial for agricultural operations of all sizes. Whether your operation handles chickens, horses, goats, pigs, or a combination of each, you need a wire fencing solution that will keep them contained and safe from predators. With so many wire fencing options available, it can be difficult to determine which is best for your needs. That is why the experts at Edge Line Products have compiled some information on the different types of wire fencing to help you make an informed decision.
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4 Popular Types of Wire Fencing
The following types of wire fencing are the most popular choices for farms and agricultural operations:
1. Woven Wire Farm Fencing
Woven wire farm fencing is made up of vertical and horizontal wires that are attached in 6″ or 12″ increments. This type of wire provides a solid fence that is ideal for containing most types of livestock while also preventing predators from getting into the pen. While woven wire fencing tends to cost more, it typically lasts longer than other types of wire fences to make up for it. Woven wire farm fencing can also be easily equipped with strands of barbed wire along the top to further increase protection against predators.
2. Barbed Wire Farm Fencing
This widely utilized type of farm fencing consists of two or three strands of barbed wire strung between two metal or wooden posts. While barbed wire farm fencing is commonly used for confining cattle, it can also be used for other relatively docile animals (except for horses) in large spaces, making it a versatile option for many farms.
3. High-Tensile Wire Farm Fencing
As one of the least expensive types of wire fencing for farms, high-tensile wire fencing is constructed from multiple strands of smooth wire and can be electrified to keep animals in or out. Electrified, high-tensile wire fences tend to use five strands of smooth wire (three energized and two unenergized) to achieve a great balance of performance, safety, and durability.
4. Chicken Wire Farm Fencing
Chicken wire farm fencing utilizes wires with a familiar small-weave diamond grid pattern that is ideal for protecting poultry enclosures and gardens. This type of farm fencing is exceptionally light, making it easy to handle and assemble. Despite this light weight, chicken wire is a reliable option for keeping foxes, hawks, and other small predators away from poultry and fruits/vegetables in garden spaces.
To learn more about the different types of wire fencing we provide or for more information on the other products we offer, get in touch with the team at Edge Line Products. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our products.