A big part of farming involves keeping your animals safe, healthy, and fed. All of these require a quality fence. But not all animals can be corralled in the same type of fence. Sheep, goats, pigs and poultry are notoriously difficult to contain; they climb, dig or fly through many fences. For this reason, it is best to do your research ahead of time and ensure you have the best option in farm fencing, installed by trusted professionals.
Poultry- For years, woven wire has been the choice for these animals. It is difficult for flightless birds to escape from and it’s often used for night-holding pens in areas with predator problems, even if the birds are allowed to explore during the day. Because Southern Georgia doesn’t have to deal with heavy snowfall, a well-made, woven wire fence can last for 20 years with moderate maintenance. Initial construction of a woven wire fence requires heavy-duty wooden posts to support the weight, but are otherwise lightweight.
Horses- The most important consideration when selecting horse fencing is visibility. Horses need to be able to see the fence so they don’t accidentally run into it and become hurt. This is why barbed-wire fencing is not recommended for horses. Wood post and board fences, or similar vinyl options, are ideal for sight lines. Also, it will allow you to keep an eye on your pastures as well.
Goats- Many farmers agree that goats are probably one of the hardest livestock to keep confined if you do not have proper fencing. They challenge even the most experienced farmers, because they are always watching for a vulnerable spot in the fence- and often find it! Because of this, stock wooden or vinyl panels or woven wire are good choices for goats.
Pigs- Feedlot panel fencing is a good choice for pig and hog fencing. These heavy-gauge wire panels won’t collapse when large sows run into them. Also, you can configure your feedlot or pasture the way you like with panels. Add a gate and you’re ready to go!
A fence strong enough for sheep might not hold a bull; a strong fence with large openings in the mesh may prevent cows from roaming, but allow chickens to escape or pigs to dig under the bottom. Clearly, the exact fence you needs is unique to your animals and your situation. Don’t try to figure it out alone. Let Central Fence help! We have been aiding farmers in Swainsboro, Vidalia, and the surrounding communities for years with their fencing needs. Find out why buying your fence from a local company is better for farmers and get started on your journey to a safer farm today.