Barbed Wire

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Barbed wire fence is the invention that tamed the American West. Imagine what it can do for your farm or ranch.

Barbed wire is the material of choice for superior cattle fence construction.  Formed from twisted wire strands interspersed with 2-point or 4-point barbs. Standard barb spacing is 5 inches, but 3 inch spacing is available and recommended for high animal traffic or exclusion applications. 

Bekaert barbed wire fence uses a reverse twist design where the wires switch directions at each barb insertion, producing a stronger, sag-resistant fence with greater memory and less maintenance.

Cattleman® Pro 14g Barbed Wire

  • 1,259 lb breaking strength
  • high tensile wire
  • available w/ Bezinal® + UV Paint, Bezinal®, and Class 3 coating
  • available w/ Limited Guarantee up to 40 years
  • best barbed wire for cattle & bison

Gaucho® 15.5g Barbed Wire

  • 950 lb breaking strength
  • high tensile wire
  • available w/ Bezinal® + UV Paint, Bezinal®, and Class 3 coating
  • available w/ Limited Guarantee up to 40 years
  • good barbed wire for cattle & bison

Classic 12.5g Barbed Wire

  • 950 lb breaking strength
  • available in Class 3, Class 1, and commercial coating
  • good combination of performance and value
     

Light-Duty 18g Barbed Wire

  • 540 lb breaking strength
  • high tensile wire
  • available w/ Class 3 coating
  • recommended for light duty
  • best for temporary installs

Ready to install your Barbed Wire? 

We take pride in our extensive technical and installation know-how. To help you, we offer a number of resources for barbed wire installation tips and tricks.

Barbed Wire Applications, Coatings, and Wire Strength

For the best fit, consider your tensile strength, coating, and knot options. 

When you buy Bekaert barbed wire, you buy the industry leader in not only fence manufacturing, but in erosion-controlling chemical coatings. Bekaert’s Bezinal® coatings and Class 3 galvanized coating offer 20, 30, and 40 year Limited Guarantees, suitable for the harshest environmental factors. Our barbed wire fence products are manufactured with several coating options from the top of the line to a basic coating. Your coating can make all the difference in the life span of your fencing project, choose the right coating for your fence project. 

Pair our innovative coatings with the strength that comes from Bekaert’s 135 years of manufacturing the toughest wire products made, and you have the best fencing value in the industry. Our barbed wire fence products are manufactured with four differing wire strengths: professional strength (strongest), high strength, standard strength and light-duty (temporary). Learn more about why tensile strength is so important for your fence project.

Barbed Wire Applications, Coatings, and Wire Strength

For the best fit, consider your tensile strength, coating, and knot options. 

When you buy Bekaert fixed knot fence, you buy the industry leader in not only fence manufacturing, but in erosion-controlling chemical coatings. Bekaert’s Bezinal® coatings and Class 3 galvanized coating offer 20, 30, and 40 year Limited Guarantees, suitable for the harshest environmental factors. Our barbed wire fence products are manufactured with several coating options. Your coating can make all the difference in the life span of your fencing project, choose the right coating for your fence project

Pair our innovative coatings with the strength that comes from Bekaert’s 135 years of manufacturing the toughest wire products made, and you have the best fencing value in the industry. Our barbed wire fence products are manufactured with four differing wire strengths: professional strength, high strength, light-duty, and standard strength. Learn more about why tensile strength is so important for your fence project.