Wire Farm Fencing: The Versatile Choice for Livestock, Perimeter Security, and Beyond
Also known as Page Wire, Field Fence or Net Wire. Woven wire fencing is a great livestock or perimeter fence. It's even great for dogs and horses if the correct pattern is used. It's strong, long lasting and needs no maintenance. It's the go-to choice when installing infrastructure for cattle, sheep or goats. Often times it is used for perimeter fencing. "No climb" wire is a safer and lower maintenance alternative to board fencing for horses. Deer exclusion fencing is great a great option for local vineyards.You can be assured we use only the highest quality materials. However, it is worth knowing the difference...
High-Tensile Fixed Knot vs Low Carbon Hinge Knot
High-tensile woven wire is almost four times stronger than low carbon alternatives. It stays taunt and does not sag over time. Fewer posts are required which greatly reduces the installation price. The fixed-knot design that our products use further adds rigidity and strength. Materials of old use a hinge knot that flexes. Most farm stores still sell the low carbon products so it's important to differentiate the two when selecting materials or comparing bid proposals.
Class III Galvanized vs Class I
Galvanization is the process of adding a protective zinc coating to steel to repel corrosion. All steel fence product manufacturers claim their products are galvanized but the amount of zinc used has a direct effect on lifespan. Class Ill products are often rated for 25 years. Many products sold in stores are Class I Galvanized so it is important to know what you are paying for.
Woven Wire Fencing Patterns
Woven wire uses a numerical code to describe it's pattern. An example would be 9-49-12 which means that this pattern has 9 horizontal wire, is 49 inches in height and has a vertical wire every 12 inches. There are at least a dozen different heights and patterns but we have our favorite depending on the animal and application. Typically cattle use a larger pattern while sheep and goats use a smaller one. Horses require a 2"x4" pattern to avoid hoof entanglement. Fencing for deer exclusion is often 8' tall.