If are a part of or looking to be a part of the agricultural industry, you need a fence. A good fence, at that. It doesn’t pay to cut corners. This is especially true if you have livestock. Depending on the type of livestock or crops you have, you need to have the right type of fence to protect them. Choosing the wrong type of fencing can make it easier for your animals to get out of their pasture or into your crops. Both scenarios can spell disaster in terms of liability and financial loss.
Not Your Average Fence
When considering a fence for your farm, you need to choose one that is both sturdy and secure. Aluminum, wood, and chain-link fences can be manufactured to be incredibly strong. Animal care and the presence of heavy farming equipment mandates a fence sturdy enough to put up with both. Electric fencing carries enough of an electrical charge to warn animals against getting too close or leaning on a fence, preventing wear-and-tear that could cause a traditional fence to wear down over time. More traditional types of fences are still made of wire, but are designed so that the network of metal is strong and durable, yet still allows for good visibility.
Built to be Durable
Large animals can be rough on farm fences. Even if you do everything to protect them, a large enough animal will still try to get across the fence if they see something they want. Your fence needs to be durable, yet at the same time, easy to repair. If a fence is damaged in any way, many types of fences, such as wood or chain-link, allow for easy repairs. There are many places where old pieces of fencing can be removed and new ones put in their place. It may take a little work, but it can be done, making the fence just as durable as it was before the damage.
Know Your Animals
There are different types of fencing that are designed for different types of livestock on a farm. For example, chicken wire is a great option for small birds and animals but won’t stand a chance if you are trying to corral goats or a cow. Larger animals need a stronger fence that is able to withstand their weight if they lean on it. This type of fence must also be higher and uses posts that are sturdy enough to withstand a great deal of blunt-force trauma. If necessary, an electric fence can be added to further increase a fence’s security and lifespan.
If you have questions about what type of fencing will best suit your farm, feel free to call us on our phone number (1-800-221-6425) or visit us at one of our convenient locations in Swainsboro, Vidalia, Statesboro, or Sandersville. We can help you choose the right fence to protect your livestock or crops and reduce your risk of possible liability. The right fence is everything if you want to keep your farm functioning effectively.