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Plan your farm fencing the correct way

It is a lot of hassle to plan your farm fencing the correct way. And the best way to begin is to decide the kind of material that is cost-effective. Wires of the sort that are best for your fence include woven electric or barbed wires.

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Before you start planning, you should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages that fencing materials may offer. Materials like wood, wrought iron, steel, or electricity vary from durability to affordability. While some are easier to install, and others rate high in flexibility. However, each material does not come without cons. Some materials need regular maintenance, and others might be highly corrosive and extremely expensive. 

You can plan your farm fencing the correct way by following a few simple guidelines

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Lay an outline ​

Lay an outline of the lanes, gates, and corners that are a part of your fence lines. You can use a tape measure, surveyor tape, or bright paint to mark the locations of fence elements that you would input in the future. 

Short term or long term fence 

Short-term fences are easier to station, displace or uninstall. Two major types of short term fences include: 

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• Readied kits

• Temporary wires or lines 

Temporary wires or lines come in sort of a coil and often get installed across posts. Within permanent fenced enclosures, short-term fences help in protecting pets from water sources, trees, eroded areas, and sinkholes. Short-term walls are durable and have light materials that include braided or bare wires, tapes. In general, materials like these are charged with electricity because animals tear down the fence or get entangled in it. 

For farm fence, farmers often use short-term fencing material such as wires or tapes along with wood rails or PVC to secure the barrier. On the other hand, long-term fence options include vinyl, electric, wood rails, or woven wire. These materials are better suitable for extended usage. If you select a permanent fence, it is best to fix the posts on the ground. But permanent barriers that include temporary fencing materials require regular maintenance because fences with wood rails include nails.

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Long-term fences make it difficult for animals to escape. Further, it is also less probable for wild animals to get through the enclosure. Additionally, permanent walls withstand harsh weather conditions. Long-term barriers can either be charged with electricity or not. 

Establish gates and fencing lines 

Working facilities need to connect with fencing lines, water, livestock buildings, and potential pasture fields in an ideal fencing situation. It is best to make your lanes in possibly dry areas; it could be along natural ridges or on the terrace. 

Set up fence lines 

Carefully locate the fence lines, and take time to do so. Ensure that you build your fence within property lanes. It would help you to avoid problems with neighbors. With farm fencing, avoid building on rough terrain or rocky areas. Even steep climbs can be problematic. After your fence line sections are on level, you can remove vegetation to prevent unwanted weed growth or erosion.

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