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 12" vertical spacing. Be sure to never use 6" spacing for sheep and goats. 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.