While there is a good variety of livestock and agricultural fencing available, it is important to know what type of fencing is best suited for your needs before purchasing anything. At Edge Wholesale Direct, we know how important it is that your livestock and agricultural fencing does the job that you need it to.
Woven Wire Fences
Most livestock owners know how difficult it can be to contain sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. Woven wire fencing is the perfect fencing choice for these animals because it prevents them from climbing, digging, or flying through the fence. Woven wire fencing is also favoured by a lot of horse owners because horses are less likely to get tangled up in it.
A well-made woven wire fence is sturdy, making it perfect for enclosing corrals and night-holding pens, especially in areas with a predator problem. This type of livestock and agricultural fencing can last for 20 years and requires little to moderate maintenance.
Barbed Wire Fences
Barbed wire fencing is more often used in areas where livestock need to be repelled away from the fence; however, using barbed wire can result in severe injuries to livestock, sometimes even causing them to be euthanized. This is especially true in cases involving horses.
Barbed wire fencing is more difficult to handle than other types of livestock and agricultural fences because the barbs will tear up pants, gloves, and skin if you aren’t careful
High Tensile Wire Fences
High-tensile wire fencing is both durable and heavy duty and is probably the most economical and trouble-free type of livestock and agricultural fence. Unlike traditional galvanized wire, high-tensile wire is extremely strong in both smooth and woven designs. High-tensile wire fences can also last up to 50 years, with minimal maintenance; however, initial construction costs for this type of fence can be quite high, as it requires specialized equipment and skills to install.
Suspension or high-tension fences are constructed of wires that move freely between the posts. This creates a whipping sensation when animals make contact with the fence, discouraging livestock from reaching through the fence. Suspension fencing is one of the fastest and easiest types of livestock and agricultural fencing to install, and it requires minimal upkeep.
If you are interested in learning more about the different types of livestock and agricultural fencing or if you have any questions about our commercial products, please call Edge Wholesale at 604-857-2436. At Edge Wholesale, we take pride in our low prices, fast shipping, and outstanding customer service.