No matter how well taken care of or well-behaved your livestock, they may try to escape their fences. It’s just in the nature of a lot of animals. That’s why it’s important to make the right choices when picking out fencing materials.
Barbed wire fence installation is quick, easy and inexpensive, which is why many farmers opt for this material, but there are many other options, including electric, woven wire and cable and pipe fences.
Below, we provide information on several different types of fences. Read through, so you can make an informed decision on your livestock fences.
Barbed wire fences
As mentioned above, barbed wire fences are a popular choice among farmers. These fences do an effective job of keeping livestock within their enclosure. Barbed wire fence installation is also usually inexpensive when working with a reputable fence contractor. To keep cattle inside the fence, you’d only need around 5 to 6 strands of barbed wire.
The major problem with barbed wire is it can injure your animals. If an animal gets caught in barbed wire while trying to escape, it could experience cuts and even broken bones. Cattle sometimes experience abrasions from accidentally brushing against barbed wire fences as well.
Woven wire fences
Also called field fences, woven wire fences are usually more expensive than barbed wire ones. They are also more difficult to install but do a great job of keeping in all kinds of livestock, including horses, cattle, cows and goats. With a woven wire fence, you won’t have to worry as much about animals injuring themselves as you would with barbed wire. That said, most recommend lining the top of woven wire fences with a string of electric or barbed wire.
Pipe and cable fences
One of the most expensive types, pipe and cable fences are extremely strong and durable. These fences are difficult to install, so it’s best to contact a professional instead of trying to do it on your own. Pipe and cable fence installation often requires welding work.
Pipe fences work especially well in crowded sessions, including corrals. They make it much easier for horse owners to spot their animals.
Electric fences are another popular choice because of their ease of installation and lower costs. They are available in many different varieties, including woven wire, electric braided rope and high-tensile wire. These types of fences are relatively easy to install on your own, though it can take some time. If you have other things to worry about, consider having a professional install that electric fence for you.
Be sure to work with a reputable company for all your fencing needs. An experienced fencing company can provide the quick and efficient installation of barbed wire, woven wire, electric or pipe and cable fences. Save yourself some time and energy by getting in touch with a fencing company in your area.
If you’re a Carlsbad, NM property owner looking for top-quality fencing services at fair prices, contact Guadalupe Mountain Fencing LLC today.