Most people do not take the time to consider that choosing the right type of fencing for your agricultural space can make a huge impact on whether or not you are able to contain your livestock. At Edge Wholesale, we understand that choosing the right type of farm fencing for elk and bison can be difficult as there are many things that need to be considered.
Farm Fencing for Elk
The farm fencing that you choose to contain your elk needs to be suited to the size and temperament of the specific species of elk being farmed. Due to the height required for deer or elk fences, installation involves more labour and cost than regular farm fencing. Special care must also be taken to ensure that no only will the livestock be safely contained but also that no predators can gain access to your property.
The most common type of farm fencing used to enclose elk is a specially designed galvanized wire fence with graduated spacing of horizontal wires from top to bottom; however, wire fencing with a knotted or hinged joint are also suitable. High-pressure areas, such as handling yards and gates, should be fenced with solid materials (livestock panels, plywood, or shade cloth over woven wire fence). Solid fencing in these areas act as a psychological barrier and reduces the escape attempts and injuries.
Farm Fencing for Bison
When choosing the right type of farm fencing for bison, you will need to consider the strength and height of the fence. The most popular farm fencing option that will provide you with the best containment and strength is a high tensile fence. The fixed knot design is the strongest and longest lasting fence you can purchase. The next best option would be to install barbed wire or high tensile smooth electric wire. While the strength of your farm fencing is extremely important, you will also need to make sure that your fence is at least 60″ tall in order to properly contain your bison because bison can jump 5-6′ from a standstill.
How Edge Wholesale Can Help
At Edge Wholesale, we understand that there is nothing more important to you than making sure that your livestock are healthy and safe. That’s why we are proud to offer our customers high-quality farm fencing products at an affordable price. If you are unsure about the type of fencing that will work best for your livestock, we would be more than happy to help.
If you are interested in learning more about choosing the right type of farm fencing for elk and bison, or if you are interested in any of our products, please contact Edge Wholesale at 604-857-2436. We are experts in wholesale agriculture equipment, and we are proud to offer the lowest prices, fast shipping, and amazing customer service to our customers every day.