Agricultural fences usually consist of solid wood braces at ends and corners, with either steel T posts or wood intermediate posts supporting smooth stranded or barbed wire or mesh. This is usually the least expensive fence option, and while not the prettiest will keep the animals in. An alternative to wire would be insulators and an electric fence, which can sometimes save some money with larger animals on a big area.
We prefer a heavy, 1.33 lb. T post, usually 5 ½’ or 6’ long, or a 4” minimum wood post as a linepost. Braces and corners are usually 5” or 6” by 7’ or more long. Most agricultural fence uses tamped posts rather than concrete footings.
Barbed and twisted barbless wire, or barbless cable as it’s also known, is usually galvanized with varying thicknesses of zinc, running from commercial grade to class 1 and even class 3 levels in wet or costal climates. Price varies with coating thickness, with state highway department standards being class 1 for our dry climate. Traditional wire diameter is 12 ½ gauge, but there are some suitable smaller gauge (higher numerically) barbed wires built with a higher tensile strength steel that are comparable to the older, softer wire.
Mesh products today are usually galvanized with zinc or zinc aluminum compounds. Field, hog or sheep fence mesh has smaller openings at the bottom, usually 3” x 6”, with larger wire spacings as the height increases. Our most common heights are 32”, 39” and 47” overall. Deer and game fence is available in 78” and 86” heights. We also carry a “poultry and rabbit mesh”, with close 1 ½” x 6” spacing at the bottom to keep smaller critters in or out.
Nonclimb 2” x 4” welded or tied mesh makes a great dog or yard fence, and comes in heights of 3’,4’ 5’ and 6’ overall, the 6’ working well for garden and deer fence
Custom welded tubular gates are available with any of these mesh styles , or chainlink fill if you prefer.