A variety of fencing is available for use on a hobby farm or commercial farm, where it is used to confine and protect livestock animals. A variety of fencing is available for use on a hobby farm or commercial farm, where it is used to confine and protect livestock animals.
The first High-Tensile Fence built on Kencove Farms was a three-wire electrified fence for cows and heifers. The pressure treated posts were installed fifty feet apart - keeping material costs very reasonable. The 12.5 gauge H-T wire has much greater strength, life and springy feel than any other farm fencing I have used. I have had my heifers go through the fence after leaving the electric off several months, but they did not damage the fence.
Electric fencing became widely available in the 1950s and has been widely used both for temporary fences and as a means to improve the security of fences made of other materials. It is most commonly made using lightweight steel wire (usually 14-17 gauge) attached to posts with insulators made of porcelain or plastic. Synthetic web or rope with ...
Electric fencing is a very economical way to fence in a large variety of animals over a large piece of land. It is easy to build and can be used in conjunction with wood or metal fence posts. Like with barbed wire, your fence posts can be placed much farther apart than with woven or welded wire.