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Barbed Wire Fences

Barbed wire is particularly effective for containing cattle. Typically four strands of barbed wire, with the lowest strand 12-16 inches from the ground and the top strand 40-42 inches above the ground is common for range and cross fencing. Better-quality fences have five strands, and are commonly used for highway, perimeter, and high pressure areas. Other variations exist, depending on local requirements and the purpose of the fence.

Our Barb Wire Fencing Standards

 In pastures containing both cattle and sheep, one or two strands of barbed wire is used in conjunction with woven wire to both discourage cattle from reaching over the top of a fence and to keep sheep from crawling under. Though often used in many areas for horses, barbed wire is not advised; Horse Safe Fencing is recomended . There is very high risk of injury occurring when a thin-skinned, fast-moving animal with long legs runs into it or puts a leg through the strands.

 

 

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