Farm Fencing | Farm Fencing Information and Supplies
Welcome to http://FarmFencing.org where you will find information all about farm fencing and farm fencing supplies. We examine the different types of farm fencing available and what types of fencing are best for your farm or property.
So we will cover areas such as pvc fencing, farm gates, plastic fencing, horse fencing and how to put up horse fencing, farm fencing supplies, livestock fencing, goat fencing and electric fence supplies.
We will even take a close look at electric dog fencing as we are aware that many farmers will keep dogs on their farm both as pets and as guard dogs. Electric dog fences are also something that we take a look at as some dogs just never get it..
The Importance of Farm Fencing
Farm fencing is clearly a critically important part of any farming operation as the principle goals of keeping your livestock and animals from straying and the task of keeping unwanted predators out and your investment safe are very important parts of your operation.
There is a saying that “good fences make good neighbours” and this is certainly true because the right, effective farm fencing can prevent unnecessary disputes or falling out with your friends and neighbours.
Farm Fencing Investment
Farm fencing is a costly investment on your farm and an astute farmer who is aware of the necessity of good fencing will not cut corners when it comes to his fencing, recognising as he does that an investment in your fencing can repay itself many times over with peace of mind and keeping your livestock safe.
Farm Fencing Materials
There are many types of farm fencing available nowadays ranging from the traditional wood fencing, post and rail, pvc, plastic, barbed wire, electric net fencing, high tensile wire fencing, horse fencing and many others. We will take a look at the many options open to you for your property.
But before you decide what type of fencing is best for your farm or property you will need to check out the local planning zoning rules in your area before investing a lot of money in replacing or installing your fencing because there are restrictions in certain areas as to what type of fencing is permissible.
Ranch fencing options
Ranch fencing can be a big investment for any farm or ranch not to mention the ongoing cost of maintenance, repair and treatment if you choose wood fencing. However there are many other longer lasting options for your ranch such as metal fencing and wire fencing; some farmers swear by a vinyl fence as a kind of half way house insofar as it is not as expensive as metal or concrete but does have the advantage of requiring little or no maintenance or painting.
Whatever fencing system you use you will need to make sure that you can source your fencing supplies fairly local to your ranch because there are always animals like horses chewing fences and breaking out-you want to make sure that you can carry out your repairs quickly and this will be helped by accessing fencing supplies within a convenient distance of your farm or ranch.
Whether you choose to install the fencing yourself or not will be a matter of how much you need to do and your budget but you might consider getting some prices from local fencing contractors. The advantage of using contractors is that they will have all the tools and equipment to do the job efficiently and quickly as they are doing the job every day and regardless of whether you go for plastic fencing or pvc or timber a good bunch of contractors should be able to handle all situations no matter how unusual.
Your choice of fence of course will depend on whether it is just for a garden or paddock beside your home or whether you keep cattle or horses or deer or sheep; the latter will require mesh fencing whereas post and rail should be fine for cattle and horses.
An electric fence might also be on your mind as a temporary fencing solution to secure areas where animals break out until you get a repair job done and electric poultry fencing has increased in popularity in the last few years.
And when you have decided on your choice of fencing options for your farm you then have to consider what type of farm gates you will need. We will take a look at farm gates elsewhere on this site but for now we hope we have given you enough food for thought as to your various fencing options.
We hope you enjoy http://FarmFencing.org and welcome feedback and tips from you about your farm fencing, what you have found useful (and useless) and any tips you might have for putting up fencing for different types of animals such as cattle, horses, goats etc.