Getting to know the different types of wire farm fencing can help you make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the best type of fencing for your farming needs. At Edge Wholesale Direct, we offer a wide selection of different farm fencing options and products, including different types of wire farm fencing, that are ideal for a range of applications.
Types of Wire Farm Fencing
Some of the different types of wire farm fencing available for you to choose from include:
Woven Wire Farm Fencing
Woven wire farm fencing is made up of vertical and horizontal wires that are attached to one another in 6″ or 12″ increments. This type of farm fencing provides a solid fence that is ideal for containing most types of livestock, while also preventing predators from getting into the pen. While woven wire fencing tends to cost more, it lasts longer than other types of wire fences. Woven wire farm fencing can also be easily equipped with strands of barbed wire along the top and bottom for extra protection against predators.
Barbed Wire Farm Fencing
This classic type of farm fencing consists of two or three strands of barbed wire strung between two metal or wooden posts. While barbed wire farm fencing is most commonly used for confining cattle, it can also be used for confining other relatively docile animals (except for horses) in large spaces.
High-Tensile Wire Farm Fencing
One of the least expensive types of wire fencing for farms, high-tensile wire fencing can be constructed from eight strands of smooth wire and can easily be electrified to keep animals in or out. Electrified, high-tensile wire fences tend to use five strands of smooth wire (three energized and two not) instead of eight strands.
Chicken Wire Farm Fencing
Chicken wire farm fencing is made up of the familiar small-weave diamond grid pattern and is most ideal for protecting poultry enclosures and gardens. This type of farm fencing is light weight, making it easy to assemble. Chicken wire is a good option for keeping foxes, hawks, and other small predators from getting at poultry and garden spaces.
If you would like to learn more about getting to know the different types of farm fencing, or if you are interested in one of our farming products, please contact Edge Wholesale Direct at 604-857-2496.