Livestock fencing for pigs and hogs can help keep your livestock safe by preventing escapes and wild animals from getting in. At Edge Wholesale Direct, we carry a variety of different farm fencing options that are perfect for all types of animals. Here are some of the types of farm fencing that will work best for protecting pigs and hogs.
Types of Livestock Fencing for Pigs and Hogs
Since pigs and hogs are more adept at escaping from pens than goats are, it is important to choose the best type of livestock fencing for your specific breed of pigs. Some of the types of livestock fencing for pigs and hogs include:
Woven wire fencing, made from galvanized steel, is a durable and safe choice for protecting pigs for decades on end. This type of farm fencing is specifically designed to prevent pigs from sticking their heads through the fence and is strong enough to stand up to them as they grow in size. If you are considering woven wire fencing for your hogs, it is important to consider adding a hot wire along the bottom to stop pigs from rooting underneath the fence.
Electric Net Fencing
Electric net fencing is portable and extremely easy to move from one location on the farm to the next. This type of livestock fencing is most often used to allow for grazing area rotation, as well as maximizing land usage with minimal fencing. Electric net fencing is durable and easy to install without any tools, and it is the perfect choice for protecting pigs of all sizes.
Things to Consider Before You Buy
Before deciding which type of farm fencing will work best for your pigs and hogs, there are some things that you should consider:
- The cost of the livestock fencing you are considering
- The size of your farm and if you plan on expanding
- The amount of land you want to use for grazing
- The purpose of the farm fencing (rotational grazing or permanent)
- The types of predators in the area