Sheep and Goat Fence Needs
Inherent curiosity and susceptibility to predators make sheep and goats one of the most difficult animals to fence. Vertical spacing must be close enough to deter them from putting their heads through the fence, while simultaneously keeping predators out.
Sheep and goat fence
produced with an S-Knot and a 4” x 4” opening is the most popular fence for sheep and goats. A stronger option is high tensile fixed knot
with either a 3” or 6” wide vertical space. Both of these knots have a smooth side which helps prevent contact injury to the animal.
Post spacing is another important aspect to consider, for sheep/goat applications we recommend 8 to 12 feet.
Spacing between line wires on your woven wire fence should be 4” x 4”. 3” or 12” vertical stay spacing are other options.
*Never use a 6” spacing for goats - they will push their heads through the opening and get stuck in the fence.
is the standard knot used for sheep and goat fence. This knot minimizes potential for injury.
are other options.
42” to 48”