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5 Steps To Build Yourself A Livestock Fence

Livestock fence – There are different types of fences that can be used for livestock: woven wire fences, barbed wire fences and high-strength wire fences, to name a few. This often leads farmers seeking to fence cattle to choose the type of fence that makes the most sense with their budget. Regardless of which of these types of livestock fences you choose, the installation techniques are similar. First, install the fence posts. There are many different ways to install fence posts so they do not get out of the ground. The posts should be made wider at the bottom (the part that is inserted into the ground) and narrower at the top.

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Alternatively, the fence posts can be cemented into the ground with a bell-shaped concrete block that is completely buried in the ground. On flat terrain, the poles should be spaced no more than 16 feet (4.8 m) apart. But in hilly areas, the poles should be closer. Second, place the wire. To place the wire between the posts, place a wire loop around a final pole with crimping sleeves to create the loop. Walk in the direction of the other posts until you have reached the other end of the fence. Then cut the wire and loop as you did on the first post. If the livestock fencing ideas is made of barbed wire or heavy duty wire, you need between eight and 10 wires in a standard fence.

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For a woven wire fence, we need a woven wire mesh about 56 inches (1.4 m) high, with wires spaced at 9 inches (22 cm). Third, staples. Place the staples on the posts through the wires that run between the two end stations. Staples should not be placed on all poles. Because the cables must be adjusted and this is not possible if they are too secure against the poles. Do not place the staples on the posts vertically. So that they are at an intersection with the wire at a 90 degree angle. Instead, the staples should be slightly tilted. So that each point of the staples will grip a different grain on the post. Fourth, stress the wire. You should always wear protective gloves and eye protection when tightening the cable.

For a high voltage fence, use an in-line filter or tensioner for tightening, and a voltage indicator to measure the tension of the wire. The cable should be tightened to 200 pounds (90 kg). For a barbed wire fence or a wire mesh fence, use a cable clamp or a tension bar. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using filters and tensioners. Last, keep the fence. Check your wire tensioners once or twice a year to look for cable loosening. Squeeze as necessary. The posts may need to be replaced over time, so inspect the posts as well. Treated wooden posts last longer than untreated wooden poles. Keep weeds away, to avoid deterioration of the livestock fence panels.

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